NCBI ROFL: Proven tips for making your partner jealous.

By ncbi rofl | August 31, 2010 7:00 pm

3705966286_3c08e6a540An inventory and update of jealousy-evoking partner behaviours in modern society.

“The goal of the present study was to identify the most important jealousy-evoking partner behaviours and to examine the extent to which these behaviours evoke jealousy. Based on the literature, a questionnaire was constructed containing 42 jealousy-evoking partner behaviours, including a partner’s extra-dyadic involvement with someone else by means of modern communication devices, such as the Internet. A second study examined the extent to which undergraduates and a community sample experienced jealousy in response to these partner behaviours. Results showed that explicit unfaithful behaviours evoked most feelings of jealousy, followed by a partner’s emotional or romantic involvement with someone else by means of modern communication devices. In general, older individuals responded with less jealousy in response to a partner’s unfaithful and suspicious behaviours. Clinical implications are discussed.”


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  • Nemesis

    eyes is?

  • Joanna Cake

    Is that older women, older men or both who exhibit less jealousy over infidelity or possible unfaithfulness?

    I always find that these studies seem to miss the crucial questions when it comes to social interaction. If it’s the women not being jealous, that’s because they’d rather he get it elsewhere than disturb them. If it’s the men who are less jealous it might be because they’re already getting it elsewhere and dont want to interfere with the comfortable financial future they have as a couple.


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