Dissonance reduction in response to emotional and sexual infidelity: Evidence for an evolved sexually dimorphic jealousy mechanism
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Master of Science in Psychology
The goal of the current research was to provide support for an evolutionary psychology perspective that views the brain as a modular device. According to this viewpoint, the brain is thought to have evolved to use information from the environment and the body to regulate behavior and bodily functions. The present research utilized a cognitive dissonance paradigm to evaluate the validity of the theory that sexual jealousy is an evolved, sex-linked psychological mechanism and that the reactions of men and wmoen differ. A total of 100 California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) students participated in this study.
Anton, Triin, "Dissonance reduction in response to emotional and sexual infidelity: Evidence for an evolved sexually dimorphic jealousy mechanism" (2009). Theses Digitization Project. 3596.