Evolutionary Explanations of Aggression including Infidelity and Jealousy

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1. Which study found that sexual violence was strongly linked with perceived risk of infidelity?

  • Miller
  • Camilleri
  • Dobash and Dobash
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2. 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

3. Which study stated that men have evolved to prevent adultery as to prevent cuckcoldry (raising another man's child) so they don't waste their resources?

  • Daly and Wilson
  • Nelson
  • Buss
  • Dobash and Dobash

4. Alternative theory

  • Diathesis Stress Model
  • Importation model
  • Deprivation model

5. What did Buss suggest?

  • Most physically abused women stated jealousy as the main cause of the violence towards them
  • Men use different ways to retain a mate through restricting autonomy (independence) and negative inducements of violence (threats)
  • 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

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