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Development and initial psychometric assessment of the rape avoidance inventory
Abstract Rape is a traumatic event with severe consequences for women. Therefore, women may have evolved psychological mechanisms that motivate them to avoid circumstances linked with rape. WeExpand
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Men’s Sexual Coercion in Intimate Relationships: Development and Initial Validation of the Sexual Coercion in Intimate Relationships Scale
We report the development and initial validation of the Sexual Coercion in Intimate Relationships Scale (SCIRS), a measure designed to assess the prevalence and severity of sexual coercion inExpand
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When we hurt the ones we love: Predicting violence against women from men's mate retention
Mate retention behaviors are designed to solve several adaptive problems such as deterring a partners infidelity and preventing defection from the mating relationship. Although many mate retentionExpand
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Personality, martial satisfaction, and probability of marital infidelity.
Personality and marital satisfaction may help to account for the likelihood of marital infidelity. We hypothesized that people with particularly disagreeable spouses (i.e., those low onExpand
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Sexual Coercion in Intimate Relationships: A Comparative Analysis of the Effects of Women’s Infidelity and Men’s Dominance and Control
Researchers studying the proximate (or immediate) causes of sexual coercion have proposed that partner rape is motivated by a man’s attempt to dominate and control his partner and that thisExpand
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Punishment, proprietariness, and paternity : Men's violence against women from an evolutionary perspective
In this article, we use an evolutionary perspective to examine intimate partner violence, focusing on men's violence against women. Previous examinations of intimate partner violence have typicallyExpand
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Mate retention in marriage: Further evidence of the reliability of the Mate Retention Inventory
The Mate Retention Inventory (MRI) assesses the performance of behaviors that function to maintain and retain a romantic partners exclusive involvement with the individual. We first review existingExpand
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Human Sperm Competition
Sperm competition occurs when a female copulates with two or more males within a sufficiently brief time period, resulting in the sperm of the different males competing to fertilize ova. In thisExpand
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Mate retention, semen displacement, and human sperm competition: a preliminary investigation of tactics to prevent and correct female infidelity
Sperm competition is the competition between the sperm of two or more males to fertilize a females egg(s). We examined how men under a high recurrent risk of sperm competition might attempt toExpand
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Sexual coercion and forced in-pair copulation as sperm competition tactics in humans
Rape of women by men might be generated either by a specialized rape adaptation or as a by-product of other psychological adaptations. Although increasing number of sexual partners is a proposedExpand
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