Emotional reactions to infidelity

  title={Emotional reactions to infidelity},
  author={Todd K. Shackelford and Gregory J. LeBlanc and Elizabeth Drass},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={643 - 659}
We sought to identify emotional reactions to a partner's sexual infidelity and emotional infidelity. In a preliminary study, 53 participants nominated emotional reactions to a partner's sexual and emotional infidelity. In a second study, 655 participants rated each emotion for how likely it was to occur following sexual and emotional infidelity. Principal components analysis revealed 15 emotion components, including Hostile/Vengeful, Depressed, and Sexually aroused. We conducted repeated… 
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