Aggression- Infidelity and Jealousy

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1. Forced choice hypothesis, asked whether you would find your partner having a deep emotional attachment or sexual attachment more distressing and found research supports gender differences in jealousy

  • Nannini
  • Shaelford
  • Capsi
  • Alcock
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2. Evolutionary Aims:

  • 1. Procreate 2. Species Survival
  • 1. Gain territory 2. Pass on genes
  • 1. Top of hierarchy 2. Procreate

3. Infidelity is...

  • Not achieving the evolutionary aims
  • Sexual partner being unfaithful
  • Loosing children

4. Research investigated reports of most violent relationships and mate retention strategies and found most reports of violence correlated with mate retention strategies (intersexual negative inducement, direct guarding, emotional manipulation)

  • Capsi
  • Nannini
  • Shackelford
  • Alcock

5. Jealousy causes...

  • Aggression
  • Infidelity
  • Reproduction


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