Sex Differences in Jealousy: Evolution, Physiology, and Psychology

  title={Sex Differences in Jealousy: Evolution, Physiology, and Psychology},
  author={D. Buss and R. Larsen and D. Westen and Jennifer Semmelroth},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={251 - 256}
  • D. Buss, R. Larsen, +1 author Jennifer Semmelroth
  • Published 1992
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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