Sexual dysfunctions — an evolutionary perspective | Menelaos Apostolou | TEDxUniversityofNicosia

Sexual dysfunctions — an evolutionary perspective | Menelaos Apostolou | TEDxUniversityofNicosia

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Approximately one in three men and one every two women face one or more forms of sexual dysfunction. There are several mechanisms involved in regulating human sexual functioning. Evolutionary psychology provides deeper insights in understanding why some of these mechanisms dysfunction. Menelaos Apostolou, a world-renowned evolutionary psychologist and expert in human mating, was on the stage of TEDx University of Nicosia to give us his insights on the role evolutionary psychology plays in sexual functioning.

Menelaos Apostolou was born in Athens, Greece. He moved to the United Kingdom to study at the University of Lancaster and later pursued post-graduate studies at the University of Warwick. During his Ph.D. research he conducted original work in the area of parent-offspring conflict over mating. After completing his studies he moved to Cyprus where he is now an Assistant Professor in Psychology at the University of Nicosia. The focus of his research is the use of evolutionary theory in understanding human behavior, an endeavor known as evolutionary psychology. Apart from psychology he has made contributions in other fields, including family science, evolutionary theory, anthropology and behavioral economics.

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