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Sex differences in implicit and explicit jealousy measures


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Miletić, Barbara. (2015). Sex differences in implicit and explicit jealousy measures. Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology. [mentor Kamenov, Željka].

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According to evolutionary theory, jealousy is a psychologic mechanism formed by natural selection, with the function of retaining ones partner. Previous studies have shown greater sensitivity of men to sexual infidelity and greater sensitivity of women to emotional infidelity. Most of these studies focused on explicit (questionnaire ) measures of jealousy, which have many methodological failures. The aim of this study was to examine sex differences in jealousy by explicit and implicit method, and to determine the relationship between these two measures. We used "Questionnaire of jealousy in intimate relationships " and the Implicit Association Test on a sample of 146 heterosexual students. Results of the questionnaire showed a greater sensitivity women to emotional infidelity. The analysis of number of correct answers in Implicit Association Test showed that in sexual infidelity condition, women were more sensitive than men and men were more sensitive to emotional infidelity than sexual infidelity. These results are contrary to hypothesis. No correlation was found between explicit and implicit measures of jealousy. Further research is needed in order to adapt Implicit Association Test for research od jealousy.

Item Type: Diploma Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: jealousy, sexual infidelity, emotional infidelity, explicit measures, implicit measures
Subjects: Psychology > Socijalna psihologija
Departments: Department of Psychology
Supervisor: Kamenov, Željka
Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2016 11:18
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2016 11:18

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