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Human mate poaching: tactics and tempations for infiltrating existing mateships.
J Pers Soc Psychol. 2001 Jun; 80(6):894-917.JP

Abstract

The authors explored the psychology of romantically attracting someone who is already in a relationship--what can be called the process of human mate poaching. In Study 1 (N = 236), they found that attempts at poaching were relatively common and were linked with distinctive personality dispositions. Study 2 (N = 220) documented that the perceived costs and benefits of poaching differed somewhat for men and women and depended on whether short-term or long-term poaching outcomes were targeted. Study 3 (N = 453) found support for 5 evolution-based hypotheses about the perceived effectiveness of poaching tactics. Study 4 (N = 333) found that poaching effectiveness was influenced by the type of relationship being encroached on-marital, dating, long distance, highly committed, just beginning, or about to end. Discussion focuses on the importance of placing mate poaching within the broader context of human sexual strategies.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois 61625, USA. dps@bradley.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11414373

Citation

Schmitt, D P., and D M. Buss. "Human Mate Poaching: Tactics and Tempations for Infiltrating Existing Mateships." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, vol. 80, no. 6, 2001, pp. 894-917.
Schmitt DP, Buss DM. Human mate poaching: tactics and tempations for infiltrating existing mateships. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2001;80(6):894-917.
Schmitt, D. P., & Buss, D. M. (2001). Human mate poaching: tactics and tempations for infiltrating existing mateships. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 80(6), 894-917.
Schmitt DP, Buss DM. Human Mate Poaching: Tactics and Tempations for Infiltrating Existing Mateships. J Pers Soc Psychol. 2001;80(6):894-917. PubMed PMID: 11414373.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Human mate poaching: tactics and tempations for infiltrating existing mateships. AU - Schmitt,D P, AU - Buss,D M, PY - 2001/6/21/pubmed PY - 2002/1/5/medline PY - 2001/6/21/entrez SP - 894 EP - 917 JF - Journal of personality and social psychology JO - J Pers Soc Psychol VL - 80 IS - 6 N2 - The authors explored the psychology of romantically attracting someone who is already in a relationship--what can be called the process of human mate poaching. In Study 1 (N = 236), they found that attempts at poaching were relatively common and were linked with distinctive personality dispositions. Study 2 (N = 220) documented that the perceived costs and benefits of poaching differed somewhat for men and women and depended on whether short-term or long-term poaching outcomes were targeted. Study 3 (N = 453) found support for 5 evolution-based hypotheses about the perceived effectiveness of poaching tactics. Study 4 (N = 333) found that poaching effectiveness was influenced by the type of relationship being encroached on-marital, dating, long distance, highly committed, just beginning, or about to end. Discussion focuses on the importance of placing mate poaching within the broader context of human sexual strategies. SN - 0022-3514 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/11414373/Human_mate_poaching:_tactics_and_tempations_for_infiltrating_existing_mateships_ L2 - http://content.apa.org/journals/psp/80/6/894 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -