Sexual jealousy


Sexual jealousy

Sexual jealousy is a special form of jealousy in sexual relationships, present in animals that reproduce through internal fertilization, such as the Madagascar hissing cockroach, and based on suspected or imminent sexual infidelity. It is founded on the instinct of keeping genes in the gene pool and expecting sexual partners to care for the offspring. The concept is studied in human and non-human primates in the field of evolutionary psychology.

Further reading

*cite journal
last = Buss
first = David
authorlink = David Buss
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title = Strategies of human mating
journal = Psychological Topics
volume = 15
issue = 2
pages = 239-260
publisher = Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Croatia
location =
date = 2006
url = http://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/Group/BussLAB/pdffiles/strategies_of_human_mating2006.pdf
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External links

* [http://www.soc.ucsb.edu/sexinfo/?article=communication&refid=009 Sex Info: Jealousy]


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