In The Dangerous Passion: Why Jealousy Is As Necessary As Love and Sex, David Buss, Ph.D. describes his survey of women and men in the United States, the Netherlands, Germany, Japan, Korea and Zimbabwe. The majority of women interviewed were troubled more about a partner’s emotional infidelity, while the men were most upset about sexual transgressions.
Human jealousy has roots in our reproductive past and has probably endured because it serves its ultimate purpose, to help ward off potential rivals. Buss writes, “Jealousy is not a sign of immaturity, but rather a supremely important passion that helped our ancestors, and most likely continues to help us today, to cope with a host of real reproductive threats.
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