Gender-Typical Responses to Sexual and Emotional Infidelity as a Function of Mortality Salience Induced Self-Esteem Striving

@article{Goldenberg2003GenderTypicalRT,
  title={Gender-Typical Responses to Sexual and Emotional Infidelity as a Function of Mortality Salience Induced Self-Esteem Striving},
  author={Jamie L. Goldenberg and Mark Jordan Landau and Tom Pyszczynski and Cathy R. Cox and Jeff Greenberg and Sheldon Solomon and Heather Dunnam},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2003},
  volume={29},
  pages={1585 - 1595}
}
The authors propose that gender-differentiated patterns of jealousy in response to sexual and emotional infidelity are engendered by the differential impact of each event on self-esteem for men and women. Study 1 demonstrated that men derive relatively more self-esteem from their sexlives, whereas women’s self-esteem is more contingent on romantic commitment. Based on terror management theory, it is predicted that if gender-differentiated responses to infidelity are motivated by gender-specific… 

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