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. What did Dobash and Dobash find?

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

3. Who suggested that when men lack resources they use violence as a way of preventing infidelity?

  • Felson
  • Buss (2007)
  • Schackelefield
  • Daly and Wilson

4. Which study suggested that sexual jealousy was the main motivator in domestic killings?

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

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

  • Camilleri
  • Dobash and Dobash
  • Miller


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