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Relationship experience as a predictor of romantic jealousy

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Title: Relationship experience as a predictor of romantic jealousy.
Name(s): Murphy, Samantha M., creator
Vallacher, Robin R., creator
Shackelford, Todd K., creator
Bjorklund, David F., creator
Yunger, Jennifer L., creator
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd.
Physical Description: text/pdf[15p]
Language(s): English
Identifier: 2796383 (digitool), FADT2796383 (IID), fau:2644 (fedora), 10.1016/j.paid.2005.09.004 (doi)
FAU Department/College: Department of Psychology Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Note(s): This study examined between-sex differences and within-sex differences in jealousy in response to a romantic partner’s sexual and emotional infidelity. In addition to replicating established sex differences in jealousy, we investigated a potential trigger for within-sex differences in jealousy. We hypothesized that men will be more distressed by sexual infidelity and women will be more distressed by emotional infidelity and that relationship experience will trigger men and women to respond in evolutionarily predictable ways. We replicated previous research on sex differences in jealousy and demonstrated that relationship experience predicts upset over infidelity, but primarily for men. Relative to men without relationship experience, men with such experience reported greater distress about a partner’s sexual infidelity. Discussion focuses on the relevance of relationship experience to within-sex differences in distress over a partner’s infidelities.
This is the author’s version of a work accepted for publication byElsevier. Changes resulting from the publishing process, including peer review, editing,corrections, structural formatting and other quality control mechanisms, may not be reflected inthis document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted forpublication. The definitive version has been published online at may be cited as Murphy, Samantha M. Robin R. Vallacher, Todd K. Shackelford, David F.Bjorklund, Jennifer L. Yunger (2006) Relationship experience as a predictor of romantic jealousy,Personality and Individual Differences 40(4) 761–769 doi:10.1016/j.paid.2005.09.004
Subject(s): Evolutionary psychology.
Sexual Behavior --psychology.
Jealousy --Social aspects.
Man-woman relationships --Psychological aspects.
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Host Institution: FAU

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