Sex Differences in Attitudes toward Partner Infidelity

  title={Sex Differences in Attitudes toward Partner Infidelity},
  author={Michael J. Tagler and Heather M. Jeffers},
  journal={Evolutionary Psychology},
Sex differences in reactions to partner infidelity have often been studied by comparing emotional reactions to scenarios of sexual versus emotional infidelity. Men, relative to women, tend to react with more distress to partner sexual infidelity than to emotional infidelity. Evolutionary theorists interpret this difference as evidence of sexually dimorphic selection pressures. In contrast, focusing only on the simple effects within each sex, social-cognitive theorists suggest that men and women… 

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