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Buss, David M.

Overview
Works: 132 works in 548 publications in 10 languages and 11,364 library holdings
Genres: Textbooks  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works about David M Buss
 
Most widely held works by David M Buss
The evolution of desire : strategies of human mating by David M Buss( Book )

58 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With examples ranging from "love bugs" to elephant seals, from the Yanomamo tribe of Venezuela to the characters in A Streetcar Named Desire and contemporary men and women at singles bars, the author tells what women want, what men want, and then explains why their desire differ radically. The book discusses casual sex and long-term relationships, sexual conflict, the elusive quest for harmony between the sexes, and much more
Sex, power, conflict : evolutionary and feminist perspectives by David M Buss( )

14 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 1,671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexual harassment, date rape, and domestic violence dominate the headlines and have recently sparked scholarly debates about the nature of the sexes. Concurrently, the scientific community is conducting more research on the topics of sexual conflict and coercion today than at any other time in the history of the social sciences. Despite this attention, these issues are being addressed from two different perspectives which have been assumed to be essentially different: one is labeled "feminist," while the other is evolutionary and emphasize reproductive strategies in understanding conflict between the sexes. This book brings together leading experts from both sides of the debate in order to discover how each discipline can offer insights lacking in the order. The editors' overall goal is first to show how the feminist and evolutionary approaches, while appearing unrelated, are in fact complementary and, second, to provide an integration and synthesis. Indeed, several of the contributors to this unique volume consider themselves advocates of both approaches. As a stimulating presentation of the dynamics of sex, power, and conflict - and a pioneering rapprochement of the diverse tendencies within the scientific community - this book will attract a wide audience in both psychology and women's studies
Evolutionary psychology : the new science of the mind by David M Buss( Book )

89 editions published between 1998 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 1,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text addresses the profound human questions of love and work. Beginning with a historical introduction, the author progresses through adaptive problems that humans face, and concludes by showing how evolutionary psychology encompasses all branches of psychology
The murderer next door : why the mind is designed to kill by David M Buss( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary psychologist Buss conducted an unprecedented set of studies investigating the underlying motives and circumstances of murders, from bizarre cases of serial killers to those of the friendly next-door neighbor who one day kills his wife. Though we may like to believe that murderers are pathological misfits and hardened criminals, the vast majority of murders are committed by people who, until the day they kill, seem to be perfectly normal. He puts forth a bold new general theory of homicide, arguing that the human psyche has evolved specialized adaptations whose function is to kill. Taking readers through the surprising twists and turns of the evolutionary logic of murder, he explains exactly when each of us is most at risk, both of being murdered and of becoming a murderer.--From publisher description
The dangerous passion : why jealousy is as necessary as love and sex by David M Buss( Book )

13 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals that jealousy is actually the evolutionary glue that holds couples together
The handbook of evolutionary psychology by David M Buss( Book )

22 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Italian and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The foundations of practice and the most recent discoveries in the intriguing new field of evolutionary psychology: Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior? By taking aim at such questions, the science of evolutionary psychology has emerged as a vibrant new discipline producing groundbreaking insights. In The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology, leading contributors discuss the foundations of the field as well as recent discoveries currently shaping this burgeoning area of psychology. Guided by an editorial board made up of such luminaries as Leda Cosmides, John Tooby, Don Symons, Steve Pinker, Martin Daly, Margo Wilson, and Helena Cronin, the text's chapters delve into a comprehensive range of topics, covering the full range of the discipline: *Foundations of evolutionary psychology * Survival * Mating * Parenting and kinship * Group living * Interfaces with traditional disciplines of evolutionary psychology * And interfaces across disciplines. In addition to an in-depth survey of the theory and practice of evolutionary psychology, the text also features an enlightening discussion of this discipline in the context of the law, medicine, and culture. An Afterword by Richard Dawkins provides some final thoughts from the renowned writer and exponent of evolutionary theory. Designed to set the standard for handbooks in the field, The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is an indispensable reference tool for every evolutionary psychologist and student
Personality psychology : domains of knowledge about human nature by Randy J Larsen( Book )

60 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Randy Larsen and David Buss dynamically demonstrate how scientists approach the study of personality in Personality Psychology: Domains of Knowledge About Human Nature. Major findings, both classical and contemporary, are presented in the context of six key domains--Dispositional, Biological, Intrapsychic, Cognitive/Experimental, Social and Culture, and Adjustment--providing a foundation for the analysis and understanding of human personality"--
Why women have sex : understanding sexual motivations from adventure to revenge (and everything in between) by Cindy M Meston( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Do women have sex simply to reproduce or display their affection? When University of Texas at Austin clinical psychologist Cindy M. Meston and evolutionary psychologist David M. Buss joined forces to investigate the underlying sexual motivations of women, what they found astonished them. Through the voices of real women, Meston and Buss reveal the motivations that guide women's sexual decisions and explain the deep-seated psychology and biology that often unwittingly drive women's desires, sometimes in pursuit of health or pleasure, or sometimes for darker, disturbing reasons that a woman may not fully recognize. Drawing on more than a thousand intensive interviews conducted solely for the book, as well as their pioneering research on physiological response and evolutionary emotions, Why Women Have Sex uncovers an amazingly complex and nuanced portrait of female sexuality. They delve into the use of sex as a defensive tactic against a mate's infidelity (protection), as a ploy to boost self-confidence (status), as a barter for gifts or household chores (resource acquisition), or as a cure for a migraine headache (medication) ..."--Jacket
The evolution of personality and individual differences( Book )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Capturing a scientific change in thinking about personality and individual differences that has been building over the past 15 years, this volume stands at an important moment in the development of psychology as a discipline. Rather than viewing individual differences as merely the raw material upon which selection operates, the contributing authors provide theories and empirical evidence which suggest that personality and individual differences are central to evolved psychological mechanisms and behavioral functioning. The book draws theoretical inspiration from life history theory, evolutionary genetics, molecular genetics, developmental psychology, personality psychology, and evolutionary psychology, while utilizing the theories of the best and the brightest international scientists working on this cutting edge paradigm shift." "In the first of three sections, the authors analyze personality and the adaptive landscape; here, the authors offer a novel conceptual framework for examing personality assessment adaptations. Because individuals in a social environment have momentous consquences for creating and solving adaptive problems, humans have evolved difference-detecting mechanisms designed to make crucial social decisions such as mate selection, friend selection, kin investment, coalition formation, and hierarchy negotiation. In the second section, the authors examine developmental and life-history theoretical perspectives to explore the origins and development of personality over the lifespan. The third section focuses on the relatively new field of evolutionary genetics and explores which of the major evolutionary forces---such as balancing selection, mutation, co-evolutionary arms races, and drift---are responsible for the origins of personality and individual differences. Existing as a seminal work in the newly emerging evolutionary psychology field, this book is a must-read for anyone invested in the development of psychology as a field."--Jacket
Personality psychology : recent trends and emerging directions by David M Buss( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Research in the field of personality psychology has culminated in a radical departure. The result is Personality Psychology: Recent Trends and Emerging Directions. Drs. Buss and Cantor have compiled the innovative research of twenty-five young, outstanding personality psychologists to represent the recent expansion of issues in the fields. Advances in assessment have brought about more powerful methods and the explanatory tools for extending personality psychology beyond its traditional reaches into the areas of cognitive psychology, evolutionary biology, and sociology. This volume represents a significant landmark in the psychology of personality
The handbook of evolutionary psychology by David M Buss( Book )

16 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The indispensable reference tool for the groundbreaking science of evolutionary psychology. Why is the mind designed the way it is? How does input from the environment interact with the mind to produce behavior? These are the big, unanswered questions that the field of evolutionary psychology seeks to explore. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the seminal work in this vibrant, quickly-developing new discipline. In this thorough revision and expansion, luminaries in the field provide an in-depth exploration of the foundations of evolutionary psychology and explain the new empirical discoveries and theoretical developments that continue at a breathtaking pace. Evolutionary psychologists posit that the mind has a specialized and complex structure, just as the body has a specialized and complex structure. From this important theoretical concept arises the vast array of possibilities that are at the core of the field, which seeks to examine such traits as perception, language, and memory from an evolutionary perspective. This examination is intended to determine the human psychological traits that are the products of sexual and natural selection and, as such, to chart and understand human nature.-Join the discussion of the big questions addressed by the burgeoning field of evolutionary psychology -Explore the foundations of evolutionary psychology, from theory and methods to the thoughts of EP critics -Discover the psychology of human survival, mating, parenting, cooperation and conflict, culture, and more -Identify how evolutionary psychology is interwoven with other academic subjects and traditional psychological disciplines. The Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology is the definitive guide for every psychologist and student interested in keeping abreast of new ideas in this quickly-developing field
The murderer next door : why the mind is designed to kill by David M Buss( Recording )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionary psychologist Buss conducted an unprecedented set of studies investigating the underlying motives and circumstances of murders, from bizaare cases of serial killers to those of the friendly next-door neighbor who one day kills his wife. Though we may like to believe that murderers are pathological misfits and hardened criminals, the vast majority of murders are committed by people who, until the day they kill, seem to be perfectly normal. He puts forth a bold new general theory of homicide, arguing that the human psyche has evolved specialized adaptations whose function is to kill. Taking readers through the surprising twists and turns of the evolutionary logic of murder, he explains exactly when each of us is most at risk, both of being murdered and of becoming a murderer.--From publisher description
Home product design by Francisco Asensio Cerver( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolutionäre Psychologie by David M Buss( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in German and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In den verschiedenen Verhaltenswissenschaften hat sich ein Ansatz etabliert, der als „Neodarwinische Renaissance" angesehen werden kann. Dieser evolutionäre Ansatz breitet sich in jüngster Zeit auch in der Psychologie zunehmend aus. David Buss gilt als einer der Pioniere der evolutionären Psychologie. Die inhaltlichen Schwerpunkte in dem Standardwerk von Buss liegen auf Fragen zu Liebe und Partnerschaft sowie zur Persönlichkeit. Es orientiert sich an den grundlegenden Anpassungsproblemen der Psychologie. Die verschiedenen Teilbereiche der Psychologie werden aus einer evolutionären Perspektive
Nortasunaren psikologia : giza izaerari buruzko jakintza-eremuak by Randy J Larsen( )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in Basque and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dangerous passion : why jealousy is as necessary as love or sex by David M Buss( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The handbook of evolutionary psychology by David M Buss( )

8 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why women have sex = Los secretos de la sexualidad femenina by Cindy M Meston( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Spanish and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Psychologists Cindy M. Meston and David M. Buss examine the sexual motivations of women and discuss their varied findings, which includes the use of sex as a defensive tactic, a ploy to boost social standing and self-esteem, and more
The changing culture : the men's movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Men are marching on Washington, finding religion, taking on new community responsibilities, bonding with eachother, weeping openly and discussing their relationships. Just what has prompted these changes in behavior? Some say it is the outcome of the feminist movement and the resulting change in male roles. Perhaps. This program profiles the new "men's movement," explores the various reasons why men become involved in these movements and examines the implications for men and women in the 21st century
Why women have sex : understanding sexual motivations--from adventure to revenge (and everything in between) by Cindy M Meston( Recording )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unparalleled exploration of the mysteries underlying women's sexuality that rivals the culture-shifting Kinsey Report, from two of America's leading research psychologists
 
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The murderer next door : why the mind is designed to kill
Alternative Names
Buss, D. M.

Buss, David.

Buss, David 1953-

Buss, David M.

Buss, David Michael 1953-

David Buss Amerikaans psycholoog

David Buss Amerikanong sikolohista

David Buss US-amerikanischer Psychologe und Professor für Psychologie

Дэвид Бусс

באס, דיוויד מ. וכטל, אסתר

דיוויד מ. באס

دیوید باس

버스, 데이비드

버스, 데이비드 M

부스, 데이비드 M

부스, 데이빗

デイビッド・バス

バス, デヴィッド・M

戴维·巴斯

Languages
English (338)

Spanish (20)

German (6)

French (5)

Basque (5)

Chinese (3)

Italian (3)

Polish (2)

Dutch (1)

Finnish (1)

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Sex, power, conflict : evolutionary and feminist perspectivesEvolutionary psychology : the new science of the mindThe murderer next door : why the mind is designed to killThe dangerous passion : why jealousy is as necessary as love and sexThe handbook of evolutionary psychologyPersonality psychology : domains of knowledge about human natureWhy women have sex : understanding sexual motivations from adventure to revenge (and everything in between)The evolution of personality and individual differences