The Dating Dilemma: Mating Strategies, Hookup Culture, Social Scripts, and Signals of Interest
Taught by Marisa T. Cohen
Dr. Marisa T. Cohen is a psychology professor and the co-founder of the Self-Awareness and Bonding Lab (SABL), which centers on the subfield of relationship science. Dr. Cohen's main research interests are gender differences in dating and relationship behaviors, peoples' perceptions of love and infidelity, and consensual non-monogamy.
Dr. Cohen is the author of From First Kiss to Forever: A Scientific Approach to Love, a book that relates relationship science research to everyday experiences and real relationship issues confronted by couples.
Dr. Cohen actively presents her research from the field at both local and regional conferences. In addition to her research, she enjoys giving guest lectures on the application of this science to everyday life.
For information about her work, check out her personal website: www.marisatcohen.com
This talk will use relationship science as a frame to examine courtship behaviors and choices.
Specifically, we will cover different mating strategies employed by those looking for partners and the transition from dating to a hookup culture. In addition, we will take a closer look at the social scripts followed on early dates, as well as ways daters signal interest in one another. Take-home tips will be included, so that you can apply this interesting and exciting science to your life.