Dr Ian Johnston talks about The Science of Sex Appeal
1 June 2011
Come hear Dr Ian Johnston, from the School of Psychology, talk on the topic of 'The Science of Sex Appeal' on Tuesday 7 June as part of the Xchange series of talks run at The Ivy.
Dr Johnston will decode the mating behaviours and biological imperatives of modern men and women in this free talk to be held from 6.30pm to 8pm, in The Den on Level 2 of The Ivy, accompanied by complimentary Sailor's Thai canapés.
"It's a Q&A format, so it's going to be largely guided by the MC on the night, but we'll be talking about sex, attraction and love, and how these are shaped by our evolutionary history and our biological imperatives," said Dr Johnston.
"I'll also give some practical advice on how to use some basic psychological techniques to help the dating process and to manage a partner's behaviour."
Dr Johnston lectures on the neurobiology of sex and love for 2nd Year Psychology students at the University of Sydney, so he has studied international research on the topic.
"The science that underpins human sexual behaviour involves evolutionary biology, neuroscience and applied psychology," explained Dr Johnston.
So see science get sexy at 'The Science of Sex Appeal' on 7 June.
Xchange is a weekly forum for spirited debate, lively conversation and ladylike luxury. Each week they tackle a burning question and ask the audience to throw some fuel on the fire. Come along and interact with Australia's leading entrepreneurs, designers, writers, political commentators and academics via a series of keynote presentations, panel discussions and interactive workshops.
The Science of Sex Appeal - Dr Ian Johnston, School of Psychology, University of Sydney
Date: Tuesday 7 June
Time: 6.30pm - 8pm
Location: The Den, Level 2, The Ivy, 300 George Street, Sydney, 2000.
Cost: Free admission, Complimentary Sailors Thai canapes.
Contact: Katynna Gill
Phone: 02 9351 6997