The evolution of jealousy

  title={The evolution of jealousy},
  author={David M. Buss and Martie G. Haselton},
  journal={Trends in Cognitive Sciences},
Sexual and Emotional Infidelity: Evolved Gender Differences in Jealousy Prove Robust and Replicable
  • D. Buss
  • Psychology, Biology
    Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
  • 2018
The 1992 article Sex Differences in Jealousy: Evolution, Physiology, and Psychology reported three empirical studies using two different methods, forced-choice and physiological experiments that elevated the status of jealousy as an important emotion to be explained by any comprehensive theory of human emotions.
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