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Emotional and sexual infidelity offline and in cyberspace.
J Marital Fam Ther. 2008 Oct; 34(4):461-8.JM

Abstract

This study investigated how men and women perceive online and offline sexual and emotional infidelity. Undergraduates from a large university in Northern Ireland participated in the study. It was found that men, when forced to decide, were more upset by sexual infidelity and women by emotional infidelity. It was also found that men were more likely to believe that women have sex when in love and that women believe that men have sex even when they are not in love. It was not, however, found that either men or women believed that having cybersex implied the other was also in love or that being in love online implied they were having cybersex. These results are explained through a social-cognitive lens.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Psychology, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham , UK. monica.whitty@ntu.ac.ukNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19017185

Citation

Whitty, Monica T., and Laura-Lee Quigley. "Emotional and Sexual Infidelity Offline and in Cyberspace." Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, vol. 34, no. 4, 2008, pp. 461-8.
Whitty MT, Quigley LL. Emotional and sexual infidelity offline and in cyberspace. J Marital Fam Ther. 2008;34(4):461-8.
Whitty, M. T., & Quigley, L. L. (2008). Emotional and sexual infidelity offline and in cyberspace. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 34(4), 461-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1752-0606.2008.00088.x
Whitty MT, Quigley LL. Emotional and Sexual Infidelity Offline and in Cyberspace. J Marital Fam Ther. 2008;34(4):461-8. PubMed PMID: 19017185.
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