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Recent studies showed connections between jealousy and evolutionary psychology, while the male jealousy mechanism (JM) was associated with sexual infidelity and female JM was with emotional infidelity. In this article, research was conducted to support the the hypothesis that decision making time of the adaptively primary infidelity type (female sexual and male emotional infidelity) was shorter than the secondary infidelity type (female emotional and male sexual infidelity). This research was focusing on recording the time of decision making processes because it reflected the differences in elaborateness in the decision.
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In this article, researchers argued that the results could be explained without the innate differences between men and women. Rather than the innate difference, researcher were more interested supporting the argument that men think women have sex only when they are in love and women think men have sex usually without love involved.
There were 137 undergraduate students (55 males and 82 females) participated this survey study. There were 3 questions in the survey, including first one to replicate the previous study data and the other two to measure how likely individuals think each form of infidelity implies the other in the ranking scale from “not at all likely” to “very likely”.
The results showed that first question replicated the results from previous study, that more men selected sexual infidelity and more women select emotional infidelity. There was not a significant effect of different gender on responding to the question. However, subjects showed that emotional...