Patterns of paternal investment predict cross-cultural variation in jealous response

Nature Human Behavior Vol/Iss. . Nature Human Behavior Published In Pages: 1-10
By Scelza, B. A., Prall, S. P., Blumenfield, T.


Populations where extramarital sex was more common tended to rate male and female sexual infidelity less severely.


For a depiction of the severity ratings see figure 3 of the paper. Male = β=0.78, 89% PI=0.23–1.35, β(pr>0)=98.3% Female = β=0.49, 89% PI=−0.13 to 1.10, β(pr>0)=90.1%


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
UNKNOWNSupportedMale = 98.3% female = 90.1%UNKNOWNUNKNOWN