A narrow waist versus broad shoulders : Sex and age differences in the jealousy-evoking characteristics of a rival's body build

@article{Buunk2005ANW,
  title={A narrow waist versus broad shoulders : Sex and age differences in the jealousy-evoking characteristics of a rival's body build},
  author={B. Buunk and P. Dijkstra},
  journal={Personality and Individual Differences},
  year={2005},
  volume={39},
  pages={379-389}
}
  • B. Buunk, P. Dijkstra
  • Published 2005
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Individual Differences
  • Abstract This study examined the role of waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) and shoulder-to-hip ratio (SHR) of the rival in evoking jealousy in an adult sample of 70 men and 69 women. Women paid more attention to the rivals’ waist, hips, and hair, and men paid more attention to the rivals’ shoulders. Potential rivals with a low as opposed to a high waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) evoked more jealousy in women than in men, particularly among women with a low WHR. Among women, the low WHR-high SHR rival the V… CONTINUE READING
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