Inducing Jealousy

  title={Inducing Jealousy},
  author={Gregory L. White},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  pages={222 - 227}
  • G. L. White
  • Published 1 June 1980
  • Psychology
  • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin
Partners in 150 heterosexual romantic relationships were asked to indicate if, why, and how they had intentionally attempted to induce jealousy in their partner. Females were more likely to report inducement than males, especially if they were relatively more involved in the relationship. Females were also more likely to cite desire for a specific reward as the motive for inducing jealousy. These findings are consistent with a power and dependency perspective on jealousy. 
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