Evolutionary Explanations of Aggression including Infidelity and Jealousy

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1. What did Felson find?

  • 55% of battered wives reported jealousy based on suspicion and fear as the main reason for their partner's violence
  • 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
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2. Alternative theory

  • Deprivation model
  • Diathesis Stress Model
  • Importation model

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

  • Miller
  • Camilleri
  • Dobash and Dobash

4. 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
  • Dobash and Dobash
  • Daly et al.
  • Daly and Wilson

5. 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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