Dr. Daniel Conroy-Beam, the 2022-2023 recipient of the Harold J. Plous Award, will give a public lecture, "The Most Important Decision You'll Ever Make" on April 12! Join him as he delves into his unique research on human mate choice.
Dr. Daniel Conroy-Beam, the 2022-2023 recipient of the prestigious Harold J. Plous Award, will give a public lecture, "The Most Important Decision You'll Ever Make" at Mosher Alumni House on April 12 at 4pm! Join him as he delves into his unique research on human mate choice and how computer simulations of human mating markets can help us model the complex decision processes guiding our love lives. He will discuss how these simulations shed light on how people choose their romantic partners and how they could be harnessed to help people form happier relationships.
From the program flyer: "Mating is at the center of our universe. Whom we fall in love with affects every corner of our lives, from the mundane to the momentous. Moreover, over deep time, mate choice has been one of the most potent forces responsible for shaping who we are as a species. Yet our understanding of how we choose our mating partners and how these choices reverberate out through our lives is shockingly imprecise."
The Harold J. Plous Memorial Award is given annually to a faculty member of the rank of Assistant Professor or Instructor who has demonstrated outstanding performance by creative action or contribution to the intellectual life of the college community.