Romantic jealousy in early adulthood and in later life

  title={Romantic jealousy in early adulthood and in later life},
  author={Todd K. Shackelford and Martin Voracek and David P Schmitt and David M. Buss and Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford and Richard L. Michalski},
  journal={Human Nature},
Young men are more distressed by a partner’s sexual infidelity, whereas young women are more distressed by a partner’s emotional infidelity. The present research investigated (a) whether the sex difference in jealousy replicates in an older sample, and (b) whether younger people differ from older people in their selection of the more distressing infidelity scenario. We presented forced-choice dilemmas to 202 older people (mean age = 67 years) and to 234 younger people (mean age = 20 years). The… 
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