Jealousy and the threatened self: getting to the heart of the green-eyed monster.

  title={Jealousy and the threatened self: getting to the heart of the green-eyed monster.},
  author={David DeSteno and Piercarlo Valdesolo and Monica Y Bartlett},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={91 4},
Several theories specifying the causes of jealousy have been put forth in the past few decades. Firm support for any proposed theory, however, has been limited by the difficulties inherent in inducing jealousy and examining any proposed mediating mechanisms in real time. In support of a theory of jealousy centering on threats to the self-system, 2 experiments are presented that address these past limitations and argue for a model based on context-induced variability in self-evaluation… 

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