Infidelity and jealousy

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Infidelity and Jealousy - Daley and Wilson
claim that men have evolved several different strategies to deter female partners from committing adultery. These range from vigilance to violence but are all fuelled by male jealously and to deal with the threat of paternal uncertainty.
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Cuckoldry and sexual jealousy
unlike women, men can never be 100% certain that they are the father of the child as fertilization is hidden from them inside the women. As a result, men are always at risk of CUCKOLDRY, the reproductive cost that might be inflicted on a man
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Consequences of Cuckoldry
Investing his resources in offspring that is not his own. The adaptive function of sexual infidelity who deter a mate from cheating and minimize chances of cuckoldry.
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Mate retention and violence
Buss suggest that males have tactics to keep their partner, including direct guarding and negative inducements.Because sexual infidelity is a primary cause of violence those who appear to be more likely to cheat are more likely to suffer violence.
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Infidelity and Jealousy - research support Shackleford et al
used 461 men and 560 women in the US. All p's in committed heterosexual relationships. Males were asked how often they used mate retention techniques and how often they performed each of the 26 violent acts.
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Problem with Shackleford
Social desirability/ ethnocentric / fear to be truthful
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Wilson et al 1995
found women who agreed with questionnaire items such as "he is jealous and doesnt want you talking to other men" were also likely to experience serious violence. 72% needing medical assistance.
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Uxorocide (wife-killing)
Men can guard against partners infidelity by conferring benefits or inflicting costs e.g. violence. Shackleford - as not all men have resources to provide benefits they might use violence or the threat of violence.
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Daley and Wilson
death of the partner from physical violence may be unintended outcome of an evolutionary adaption that was designed outcome of an evolutionary adaption that was designed for control not death
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Daley and Wislons Uxorocide explanation is challenged by Shackleford
who analysed half a million homicides, selecting 13,670 where the man have killed his wife, and found younger women were more at risk of Uxorocide which goes against evolutionary need of reproduction.
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Cuckoldry and sexual jealousy

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unlike women, men can never be 100% certain that they are the father of the child as fertilization is hidden from them inside the women. As a result, men are always at risk of CUCKOLDRY, the reproductive cost that might be inflicted on a man

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