publication . Article . 2015

A Study With Siblings of Gays and Lesbians, From an Evolutionary Perspective

Dafni Hellstrand; Elisavet Chrysochoou;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2015 Journal: Evolutionary Psychology (issn: 1474-7049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
Existing evidence suggests that the psychological design of romantic jealousy differs for men and women: Men are more likely than women to report greater upset in response to a partner’s sexual than emotional infidelity, whereas women are more likely than men to report greater upset in response to a partner’s emotional than sexual infidelity. However, the observed sex difference can be explained after the fact by both an evolutionary analysis of past reproductive costs and a social constructionist analysis of social and gender role training. Attempting to disentangle these competing perspectives, researchers have measured participants’ upset in response to a sib...
Subjects
free text keywords: Psychology, BF1-990, Jealousy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social psychology, Lesbian, Sister, Romance, Socialization, Gender role, Developmental psychology, Brother, Sibling
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