Meta-Analyses of Sex Differences in Responses to Sexual Versus Emotional Infidelity

  title={Meta-Analyses of Sex Differences in Responses to Sexual Versus Emotional Infidelity},
  author={Christopher J. Carpenter},
  journal={Psychology of Women Quarterly},
  pages={25 - 37}
  • C. Carpenter
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Psychology
  • Psychology of Women Quarterly
From 54 articles, 172 effect sizes were meta-analyzed to determine whether men and women are differentially distressed by emotional versus sexual infidelity. Predictions were derived and tested from an evolutionary psychology (EP) perspective, a social–cognitive perspective, and the double-shot perspective. The data were not consistent with the EP predictions because men tended to respond in the predicted manner in only the U.S. student samples, whereas the rest of the data were largely… 

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