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Relationship experience as a predictor of jealousy

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2005
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This study examined sex differences in jealousy over sexual and emotional infidelity. I was interested in replicating Buss et al. (1992, 1999), testing the double-shot hypothesis, and investigating a potential trigger for within-sex differences in jealousy. It was hypothesized that males will be more distressed by sexual infidelity and females will be more distressed by emotional infidelity and that relationship experience will trigger males and females to respond in predictable ways. This study replicated Buss et al. (1992/1999) original findings, found no support for the double shot hypothesis, and found that relationship experience plays a partial role in the impact it has on predicting upset over infidelity, with males reliably becoming more distressed over sexual infidelity and females being more variable in there responses to jealousy.
Title: Relationship experience as a predictor of jealousy.
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Name(s): Murphy, Samantha M.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree Grantor
Shackelford, Todd K., Thesis Advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 62 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study examined sex differences in jealousy over sexual and emotional infidelity. I was interested in replicating Buss et al. (1992, 1999), testing the double-shot hypothesis, and investigating a potential trigger for within-sex differences in jealousy. It was hypothesized that males will be more distressed by sexual infidelity and females will be more distressed by emotional infidelity and that relationship experience will trigger males and females to respond in predictable ways. This study replicated Buss et al. (1992/1999) original findings, found no support for the double shot hypothesis, and found that relationship experience plays a partial role in the impact it has on predicting upset over infidelity, with males reliably becoming more distressed over sexual infidelity and females being more variable in there responses to jealousy.
Identifier: 9780496967445 (isbn), 13210 (digitool), FADT13210 (IID), fau:10068 (fedora)
Note(s): Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2005.
Subject(s): Communication--Sex differences
Man-woman relationships
Interpersonal communication
Interpersonal relations
Adultery
Sexual ethics
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