publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Romantic Jealousy: A Test of Social Cognitive and Evolutionary Models in A Population-Representative Sample of Adults

Richard de Visser; Juliet Richters; Chris Rissel; Andrew Grulich; Judy Simpson; David Rodrigues; Diniz Lopes;
Open Access English
  • Published: 15 May 2019
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Whereas sexually dimorphic evolutionary models argue for clear sex differences in responses to jealousy-evoking scenarios, social cognitive models emphasize the importance of other factors. This paper explores variables associated with responses to a commonly-used jealousy-evoking scenario in a population-representative sample. Data from 8,386 Australian men and women aged 16–69 were weighted to match the population. The results provided some support for evolutionary models among heterosexual respondents, but findings contrary to evolutionary models were found among non-heterosexual respondents. Support for social cognitive models was provided by the identificat...
free text keywords: :Ciências Sociais::Psicologia [Domínio/Área Científica], :Ciências Sociais::Outras Ciências Sociais [Domínio/Área Científica], History and Philosophy of Science, Sociology and Political Science, General Psychology, Gender Studies
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FCT| UID/PSI/03125/2013
Center for Research and Social Intervention
  • Funder: Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P. (FCT)
  • Project Code: 147229
  • Funding stream: 5876
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