Proneness to romantic jealousy and responses to jealousy in others

Jeff L Greenberg, Tom Pyszczynski

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Abstract

An experiment was conducted to assess the relationship between dispositional proneness to experience romantic jealousy and perceptions of jealousy in others On the basis of cognitive and motivational constructs, it was hypothesized that (1) Persons high in proneness to jealousy perceive healthy jealous couples as more in love than healthy nonjealous couples, (2) persons high in proneness to jealousy perceive unhealthy jealous couples as less in love than unhealthy nonjealous couples, and (3) persons low in proneness to jealousy perceive healthy jealous couples as less in love than healthy nonjealous couples The latter two hypotheses were supported Results were discussed with regard to the roles of beliefs about jealousy and threats to the perceiver in individuals reactions to jealousy in others

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-479
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Personality
Volume53
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology

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