Evolutionary Explanations of Aggression including Infidelity and Jealousy

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1. Why are men violent towards pregnant partners?

  • They may believe that infidelity in their partner as occurred and as they don't have parental certainty that the child is their's they are violent towards them to terminate the child and leaving the woman open to bare his child preventing cuckcoldry
  • They are genetically programmed to be aggressive
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2. Which study suggested that sexual jealousy was the main motivator in domestic killings?

  • Daly and Wilson
  • Dobash and Dobash
  • Daly et al.
  • Buss

3. Alternative theory

  • Deprivation model
  • Diathesis Stress Model
  • Importation model

4. What did Buss suggest?

  • 55% of battered wives reported jealousy based on suspicion and fear as the main reason for their partner's violence
  • Men use different ways to retain a mate through restricting autonomy (independence) and negative inducements of violence (threats)
  • Sexual jealousy was the main motivator in domestic killings
  • Most physically abused women stated jealousy as the main cause of the violence towards them

5. What did Dobash and Dobash find?

  • 55% of battered wives reported jealousy based on suspicion and fear as the main reason for their partner's violence
  • Sexual jealousy was the main motivator in domestic killings
  • Most physically abused women stated jealousy as the main cause of the violence towards them
  • Out of 2060 murders, women were twice as likely to murder out of jealousy than men

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