Testing the sexual imagination hypothesis for gender differences in response to infidelity

  title={Testing the sexual imagination hypothesis for gender differences in response to infidelity},
  author={Tsukasa Kato},
  journal={BMC Research Notes},
  • Tsukasa Kato
  • Published 29 November 2014
  • Psychology
  • BMC Research Notes
BackgroundEvolutionary psychologists hypothesized that men are more upset by sexual infidelity than women are, whereas women are more upset by emotional infidelity than men are. On the other hand, the sexual imagination hypothesis states that gender differences in infidelity responses are derived from explicit men’s sexual imagery. Based on the latter hypothesis, we hypothesized that although men would report being more distressed by sexual infidelity than women who were not in a committed… 
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