Sexual jealousy as a facultative trait: Evidence from the pattern of sex differences in adults from China and the United States.

  title={Sexual jealousy as a facultative trait: Evidence from the pattern of sex differences in adults from China and the United States.},
  author={David C. Geary and Michael C. Rumsey and C. Christine Bow-Thomas and Mary K. Hoard},
  journal={Ethology and Sociobiology},

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