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PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE Sex Differences in Jealousy STUDY 1 : SUBJECTIVE DISTRESS OVER A PARTNER ' S EXTERNAL INVOLVEMENT

@inproceedings{Buss2008PSYCHOLOGICALSS,
  title={PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE Sex Differences in Jealousy STUDY 1 : SUBJECTIVE DISTRESS OVER A PARTNER ' S EXTERNAL INVOLVEMENT},
  author={D. Buss and R. Larsen and D. Westen and Jennifer Semmelroth},
  year={2008}
}
In species with internal female fertilization, males risk both lowered paternity probability and investment in rival gametes if their mates have sexual contact with other males. Females of such species do not risk lowered maternity probability through partner infidelity, but they do risk the diversion of their mates' commitment and resources to rival females. Three studies tested the hypothesis that sex differences in jealousy emerged in humans as solutions to the respective adaptive problems… Expand

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