publication . Article . 2006

sex differences in jealousy in response to actual infidelity

John E. Edlund; Jeremy D. Heider; Cory R. Scherer; Maria-Magdalena Farc; Brad J. Sagarin;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2006 Journal: Evolutionary Psychology, volume 4, page 147,470,490,600,400 (issn: 1474-7049, eissn: 1474-7049, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
The present studies address two criticisms of the theory of evolved sex differences in jealousy: (a) that the sex difference in jealousy emerges only in response to hypothetical infidelity scenarios, and (b) that the sex difference emerges only using forced-choice measures. In two separate studies, one a paper-and-pencil survey with a student sample and the other a web-based survey targeting a non-student sample, men and women showed significant sex differences in jealousy in response to actual infidelity experiences; men experienced more jealousy in response to the sexual aspects of an actual infidelity, whereas women experienced more jealousy in response to th...
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free text keywords: Occupational safety and health, Developmental psychology, Sexual jealousy, Suicide prevention, Relational transgression, Social psychology, Accident prevention, Jealousy, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Psychology, Human factors and ergonomics, Clinical psychology, Injury prevention, BF1-990
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publication . Article . 2006

sex differences in jealousy in response to actual infidelity

John E. Edlund; Jeremy D. Heider; Cory R. Scherer; Maria-Magdalena Farc; Brad J. Sagarin;