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Evolutionary and social cognitive explanations of sex differences in romantic jealousy

Ward, Jeffrey; Voracek, Martin


Sex differences in romantic jealousy have been widely reported in the recent psychological literature. According to this literature, men are more likely than women to report being more distressed at sexual than emotional infidelity. There are two explanations for this difference: an evolutionary psychological and a social cognitive explanation. According to the evolutionary psychological account, men and women exhibit differences in jealousy because they faced different reproductive challenges...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Psychology
DOI: 10.1080/00049530412331283381


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