The Science of Sex Appeal: An Evolutionary Perspective

Dr. Gallup, who has more than 300 publications - mostly related to evolution and human behavior, simply has a reputation that precedes himself - and pretty much anyone else. Perhaps best-known as the scholar who demonstrated that self-awareness exists in some species outside our own (such as chimpanzees), Dr. Gallup is a luminary in the field. His work on the evolution of human sexual attraction - addressing such facets of humans as voice, facial features, and bodily symmetry - has gotten a great deal of attention within both scholarly and media circles. This work will be the focus of his talk on campus.