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Authors: Lisa Dillon, Nicole Nowak, Kraig Shattuck, Glenn Weisfeld, Carol Weisfeld, E. Imamoğlu, Marina Butovskaya and Shen Jiliang

-Shackelford, V.A., Euler, H.A., Hoier, S. and Schmitt, D.P. (2005): Mate retention, semen displacement, and human sperm competition: A preliminary investigation of tactics to prevent and correct female infidelity. Personality and Individual Differences , 38

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Evolutionary theory based research shows that women and men may differ in their responses to sexual and emotional infidelity. The present research sought to determine how the mate value characteristics of rivals affect the levels of emotional reaction men and women experience with these types of infidelity. Women were expected to report higher levels of upset when their male partners committed infidelity with an attractive rather than an unattractive woman while men were expected to experience the most upset when their female partners committed sexual infidelity with a male rival regardless of the rival's financial status. The results were partially consistent with these hypotheses. Women were most upset by their partner's sexual infidelity regardless of the attractiveness of their female rival and more upset by their partner's emotional infidelity with an attractive woman. Men were most upset with their partner's commission of sexual infidelity regardless of the financial status of their male rival. These findings are discussed in terms of prior research examining sex differences in jealousy and intrasexual competition.

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Authors: Steven Arnocky, Shafik Sunderani and Tracy Vaillancourt

and infidelity Chapman and Hall London . R F Baumeister K R Catanese

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M. A. Bellis 1995 Human Sperm Competition: Copulation, Masturbation, and Infidelity Chapman & Hall London, UK

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Buss, D.M., Shackelford, T.K., Kirkpatrick, L.A., Choe, J., Hasegawa, M., Hasegawa, T. and Bennett, K. (1999): Jealousy and the nature of beliefs about infidelity: Tests of competing hypotheses about sex differences in the United States, Korea and

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. Psychological Review 88 354 364 Bohner, G. and Wänke, M. (2004): Priming of AIDS and reactions to infidelity: Are

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( Buss 2008 ). It can facilitate the recognition of subtle cues of partner's potential infidelity and activate the preventive behaviors. Approaches to jealousy are various: jealousy as a personality trait, jealousy as a specific emotion, jealousy as a set

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. C. , & Kessel , D. E. ( 2008 ). Religiousness and infidelity: Attendance, but not faith and prayer, predict marital fidelity . Journal of Marriage and Family , 70 , 407 – 418 . Baron-Cohen , S. ( 1995 ). Theory of mind and face

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Authors: T. Joel Wade, Ryan Palmer, Mike DiMaria, Courtnay Johnson and Megan Multack

.K. Shackelford D. M. Buss K. Bennett 2002 Forgiveness or breakup: Sex differences in responses to a partner's infidelity

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). Genetic influences on female infidelity and number of sexual partners in humans: a linkage and association study of the role of the vasopressin receptor gene (AVPR1A) . Twin Research , 7 ( 6 ), 649 – 658

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