The Department of Psychological Sciences
in conjunction with the College of Arts and Science presents

Distinguished Lecture Series in Psychology, 2009-2010

What’s Love Got To Do with It?

Psychological Perspectives on Intimacy, Sex, and Close Relationships

“We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others. ... And most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others.” — the Dalai Lama.

This series explores the many ways in which close relationships shape our daily lives and well being, and we, in turn, shape them. Come learn what psychology has to teach us about this most fundamental aspect of our humanity.


September 10, 2009 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Phillip R. Shaver
Close relationships conceptualized in terms of attachment, caregiving, and sex
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings | lecture video

Phillip R. Shaver
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of California, Davis


October 22, 2009 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Martie Haselton
The hidden side of female desire
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings

Martie G. Haselton
Associate Professor of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles


November 12, 2009 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

David C. Geary
Evolution and cultural expression of sex differences
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings | lecture video

David C. Geary
Curators’ and Thomas Jefferson Professor of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri-Columbia


February 23, 2010 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Robert LevensonSee me, touch me, feel me: Empathy in normal adult development and neurological disease
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings | lecture video

Robert W. Levenson
Professor of Psychology
University of California, Berkeley


March 25, 2010 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Lisa M. DiamondHow do I love thee? Emerging biobehavioral perspectives on sex, love, and relationships over the life course
more information | lecture flyer | suggested readings | lecture video

Lisa M. Diamond
Associate Professor of Psychology and Gender Studies
University of Utah


April 22, 2010 | 3:30 to 5:00 pm

Thomas Bradbury

Why intimate relationships thrive and falter
more information | lecture flyer (pdf) | suggested readings | lecture video

Thomas N. Bradbury
Professor of Psychology
University of California, Los Angeles


All lectures will be held in Jesse Wrench Auditorium, Memorial Union
(University Avenue and Hitt Street - map, parking and directions)
and are free and open to the public.
series flyer
(pdf)

Sponsored by generous contributions from
the Grimshaw Distinguished College Lecture Series in the Humanities and Social Sciences
the Fred McKinney Psychology Lectureship
the Melvin H. & Kathleen Marx Lecture in Experimental Psychology Fund
the College of Human Environmental Sciences
the Department of Communication
the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies
the Department of Philosophy
the Department of Health Psychology, School of Health Professions
the Sinclair School of Nursing
the School of Social Work
and The Graduate School PhD Completion Project.

Distinguished Lecture Series Contact:
Jacqueline Chenault, Department of Psychological Science
573-884-6277, chenaultj@missouri.edu