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.”

jelousy_duh

Photo: flickr/Furryscaly

Related content:
Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Why Facebook is ruining your marriage.
Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: And September’s “No shit, Sherlock” award goes to…
Discoblog: NCBI ROFL: Gee, I wonder why guys don’t like lipstick?

WTF is NCBI ROFL? Read our FAQ!

CATEGORIZED UNDER: duh, NCBI ROFL
ADVERTISEMENT
NEW ON DISCOVER
OPEN
CITIZEN SCIENCE
ADVERTISEMENT

Discover's Newsletter

Sign up to get the latest science news delivered weekly right to your inbox!

Discoblog

Quirky, funny, and surprising science news from the edge of the known universe.

About ncbi rofl

NCBI ROFL is the brainchild of two Molecular and Cell Biology graduate students at UC Berkeley and features real research articles from the PubMed database (which is housed by the National Center for Biotechnology information, aka NCBI) that they find amusing (ROFL is a commonly-used internet acronym for "rolling on the floor, laughing").Follow us on twitter: @ncbirofl

ADVERTISEMENT

See More

ADVERTISEMENT
Collapse bottom bar
+