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Patterns of paternal investment explain cross-cultural variance in jealous response

Scelza, Brooke A; Prall, Sean P; Blumenfield, Tami; Crittenden, Alyssa N; Gurven, Michael; Kline, Michelle; Koster, Jeremy; Kushnick, Geoff; Mattison, Siobhán M; Pillsworth, Elizabeth; Shenk, Mary K


Long-lasting, romantic partnerships are a universal feature of human societies, but almost as ubiquitous is the risk of instability when one partner strays. Jealous response to the threat of infidelity is well studied, but most empirical work on the topic has focused on a proposed sex difference in the type of jealousy (sexual or emotional) that men and women find most upsetting, rather than on how jealous response varies1,2. This stems in part from the predominance of studies using student...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Human Behaviour
DOI: 10.1038/s41562-019-0654-y


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