Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends

Bohner G, Echterhoff G, Glaß C, Patrzek J, Lampridis E (2010)
Social Psychology 41(4): 223-229.

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To test rival explanations for sex differences in distress over sexual vs. emotional infidelity, evolutionary psychologists have studied people's reactions to the infidelity suffered by close relatives, claiming that sex-of-target effects would support an evolutionary explanation but refute a sociocultural explanation. This paradigm was extended by comparing genetically related and unrelated targets in two cultures. Students (N = 566) in Greece and Germany reported how much infidelity committed by the partners of siblings versus friends would distress them. Sex-of-target effects were found, though they were limited to Greek participants and to genetically unrelated targets. Across targets, a sex-of-participant effect emerged, with men being more distressed by sexual (vs. emotional) infidelity than women. The results are discussed with respect to evolutionary and sociocultural theorizing.
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Bohner G, Echterhoff G, Glaß C, Patrzek J, Lampridis E. Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends. Social Psychology. 2010;41(4):223-229.
Bohner, G., Echterhoff, G., Glaß, C., Patrzek, J., & Lampridis, E. (2010). Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends. Social Psychology, 41(4), 223-229.
Bohner, G., Echterhoff, G., Glaß, C., Patrzek, J., and Lampridis, E. (2010). Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends. Social Psychology 41, 223-229.
Bohner, G., et al., 2010. Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends. Social Psychology, 41(4), p 223-229.
G. Bohner, et al., “Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends”, Social Psychology, vol. 41, 2010, pp. 223-229.
Bohner, G., Echterhoff, G., Glaß, C., Patrzek, J., Lampridis, E.: Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends. Social Psychology. 41, 223-229 (2010).
Bohner, Gerd, Echterhoff, Gerald, Glaß, Christian, Patrzek, Justine, and Lampridis, Efthymios. “Distress in response to infidelity committed by the partners of close others: Siblings versus friends”. Social Psychology 41.4 (2010): 223-229.
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