Investigating the emergence of sex differences in jealousy responses in a large community sample from an evolutionary perspective

  title={Investigating the emergence of sex differences in jealousy responses in a large community sample from an evolutionary perspective},
  author={Per Helge H. Larsen and Mons Bendixen and Trond Viggo Gr{\o}ntvedt and Andrea M Kessler and Leif Edward Ottesen Kennair},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
Sex differences in jealousy responses to sexual and emotional infidelity are robust in samples of heterosexual adults, especially in more gender egalitarian nations. However, investigations of when and how these differences develop have been scant. We applied two forced choice infidelity scenarios in a large community sample of high school students (age 16–19, N = 1266). In line with previous findings on adults using the forced choice paradigm, adolescent males found the sexual aspect of… 
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