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Sexual and romantic jealousy in heterosexual and homosexual adults.
Psychol Sci. 2002 Jan; 13(1):7-12.PS

Abstract

Several theorists have claimed that men are innately more upset by a mate's sexual infidelity and women are more upset by a mate's emotional infidelity because the sexes faced different adaptive problems (for men, cuckoldry; for women, losing a mate's resources). The present work examined this theory of jealousy as a specific innate module in 196 adult men and women of homosexual and heterosexual orientations. As in previous work, heterosexuals' responses to a forced-choice question about hypothetical infidelity yielded a gender difference. However no gender differences were found when participants recalled personal experiences with a mate's actual infidelity. Men and women, regardless of sexual orientation, on average focused more on a mate's emotional infidelity than on a mate's sexual infidelity. Responses to hypothetical infidelity were uncorrelated with reactions to actual infidelity. This finding casts doubt on the validity of the hypothetical measures used in previous research.

Authors+Show Affiliations

San Diego Department of Psychology, University of California, La Jolla 92093-0109, USA. charris@psy.ucsd.edu

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

11892782

Citation

Harris, Christine R.. "Sexual and Romantic Jealousy in Heterosexual and Homosexual Adults." Psychological Science, vol. 13, no. 1, 2002, pp. 7-12.
Harris CR. Sexual and romantic jealousy in heterosexual and homosexual adults. Psychol Sci. 2002;13(1):7-12.
Harris, C. R. (2002). Sexual and romantic jealousy in heterosexual and homosexual adults. Psychological Science, 13(1), 7-12.
Harris CR. Sexual and Romantic Jealousy in Heterosexual and Homosexual Adults. Psychol Sci. 2002;13(1):7-12. PubMed PMID: 11892782.
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