publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Sex Differences in Implicit Association and Attentional Demands for Information about Infidelity

Thomson, Jaime W.; Patel, Shilpa; Platek, Steven M.; Shackelford, Todd K.;
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  • Published: 01 Jul 2007 Journal: Evolutionary Psychology, volume 5, page 147,470,490,700,500 (issn: 1474-7049, eissn: 1474-7049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
Sex differences in reaction to a romantic partner's infidelity are well documented and are hypothesized to be attributable to sex-specific jealousy mechanisms that solve sex specific adaptive problems. There have been few cognitive-based investigations of jealousy, however. Here we investigated sex differences in implicit processing of jealousy-based information. In Experiment 1, we used the implicit association test (IAT) to investigate sex-differentiated biases in classifying sexual or emotional infidelity information as being positive or negative. Men made significantly more errors when asked to classify as pleasant, words indicating sexual infidelity. In Exp...
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free text keywords: Developmental psychology, Suicide prevention, Psychology, Human factors and ergonomics, Injury prevention, Relational transgression, Sexual jealousy, Implicit-association test, Stroop effect, Social psychology, Jealousy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, BF1-990
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2007

Sex Differences in Implicit Association and Attentional Demands for Information about Infidelity

Thomson, Jaime W.; Patel, Shilpa; Platek, Steven M.; Shackelford, Todd K.;