Sexual and Romantic Jealousy in Heterosexual and Homosexual Adults

  title={Sexual and Romantic Jealousy in Heterosexual and Homosexual Adults},
  author={Christine R. Harris},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={12 - 7}
  • C. Harris
  • Published 1 January 2002
  • Psychology
  • Psychological Science
Several theorists have claimed that men are innately more upset by a mate's sexual infidelity and women are more upset by a mate's emotional infidelity because the sexes faced different adaptive problems (for men, cuckoldry; for women, losing a mate's resources). The present work examined this theory of jealousy as a specific innate module in 196 adult men and women of homosexual and heterosexual orientations. As in previous work, heterosexuals' responses to a forced-choice question about… 

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In men, sexual-inf fidelity imagery elicited greater reactivity than emotional-infidelity imagery, but, sexual imagery eliciting greater reactivities even when infidelity was not involved, suggesting that the differential reactivity may not specifically index greater jealousy.