Evolutionary Explanations of Aggression including Infidelity and Jealousy

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1. 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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2. In which culture can aggression ruin a reputation?

  • Kingsan of the Kalahari Desert
  • Yannomamo of South America
  • Western cultures

3. What study found that 55% of battered wives reported jealousy based on suspicion and fear as the main reason for their partner's violence?

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

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

  • Miller
  • Camilleri
  • Dobash and Dobash

5. What did Felson find?

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

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