Jealousy (Revised Spring 06)

Jealousy (Revised Spring 06) - Specify Behaviors a Bother...

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Jealousy I. Social Comparison Jealousy A. Definition B. Why? 1. Negative 2. Relevant 3. Similar
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C. Consequences 1. Degrade the other 2. Happy when they fail 3. Negative self-image 4. 5. Motivation
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II. Social Relations Jealousy A. Definition B. Causes 1. Loneliness 2. Uniqueness 3. Monogamy 4. Esteem 5. Rules 6. Context
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C. Correlates 1. Self-esteem 2. Self-esteem dependence 3. Locus of control 4. Sex 5. Relational Uncertainty
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D. Responses to jealousy 1. Express your feelings 2. Express only negative feelings 3. Denial and distancing 4. Violence/threats 5. Surveillance 6. Compensate 7. Manipulation attempts 8. Derogate & confront the rival
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E. Coping with Jealousy Self–related responses 1. Acknowledge your feelings, BUT: 2. Use considerate restraint a. delay responses b. soften responses
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1. Reassure the person 2. Identify expectations 3.
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Unformatted text preview: Specify Behaviors a. Bother you b. Bother them 4. Reduce other’s dependency 5. Jealousy Contract Other-related responses III. Affairs A. What Is An Affair? sexual <–> emotional physical <–> non-physical (phone, internet) B. Why Do People Have Them? 1. Increase rewards 2. Increase self-rewards 3. Test relationship 4. Getting even 5. Unplanned C. How Often Do They Happen? • 25% of husbands; 15% of wives have at least one affair • women are having more affairs • more opportunity • changing beliefs D. Gender Differences? • women emotional intimacy • men physical intimacy • women justify affairs by referencing falling in love ; men by referencing excitement of a sexual conquest E. Coping after getting caught 1. Justification 2. Excuse 3. Apology...
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