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Testing evolutionary hypotheses of sex differences in jealousy in online infidelity


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Pucak, Marija. (2014). Testing evolutionary hypotheses of sex differences in jealousy in online infidelity. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Buško, Vesna].

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Many previous studies have confirmed the evolutionary explanations of sex differences in jealousy. In this study we have expanded our current knowledge in the field of Internet and online infidelity. Sex differences in jealousy in the offline and online infidelity we have tested using the method with two forced choices in which it is evaluated the degree of anxiety among men and women in the case of sexual and emotional infidelity of their partner. We have also used the questionnaire of risky partner behaviors where we evaluated the intensity of jealousy on a scale of 5 degrees. The results confirmed the evolutionary thesis about jealousy. Women showed sex distress on emotional while man on sexual forms of offline and online infidelity. With the questionnaire of risky partner behaviors evolutionary assumptions were partially confirmed. Partner behaviors that describe sexual infidelity in both sex caused a comparable degree of jealousy, while the behavior initiated by emotional infidelity has caused a greater degree of jealousy in women.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: jealousy, sex differences, sexual infidelity, emotional infidelity, Internet
Subjects: Psychology > Evolucijska psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Buško, Vesna
Date Deposited: 02 Oct 2015 13:00
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2015 13:00

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