Nov. 5 lectures to feature evolutionary psychologist

Paul Vasey
Paul Vasey

Evolutionary psychologist Paul Vasey will discuss evolutionary sexual behavior during two lectures this week. The first is set for 1:30 p.m., Nov. 5 in the Nebraska Union Regency room. The second is set for 4:30 p.m., Nov. 5 in 907 Oldfather Hall. These lectures are free and open to the public.

During the first lecture, Vasey will describe his research in Samoa examining why genes for males and androphilia - male sexual attraction and arousal to adult males - do not go extinct.

The second lecture will address Vasey's long-term research on the development and evolution of non-conceptive mounting in Japanese macaques, an Old World Monkey species native to Japan. Since 2000, his work has been conducted at his field site in Arashiyama, Japan. He will also discuss the future direction of his research program.

- Jean Ortiz Jones

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