- OXFORD LIBRARY OF PSYCHOLOGY
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- Sexual Conflict in Humans
- Sexual Conflict in Nonhuman Animals
- Integrating Social Exchange and Sexual Selection Theory in the Study of Mating Interactions
- Sexual Conflict in Mating Strategies
- Intimate Partner Violence and Life History Strategy
- Sexual Conflict and Sexual Coercion in Comparative Evolutionary Perspective
- Romantic Jealousy and Sexual Conflict
- When Intersexual Conflict Leads to Intrasexual Competition: The Reproductive Suppression Hypothesis
- It’s Not All Conflict: Relationship Maintenance Psychology
- Sexual Conflict and the Ovulatory Cycle
- Is Female Orgasm a Covert Mate Choice Mechanism?
- Sperm Competition and Sexual Conflict
- Sexual Conflict, Infidelity, and Vaginal/Semen Chemistry
- Sexual Motivation in Mateships and Sexual Conflict
- Sexual Conflict and Partner Rape
- Sexual Conflict in Mateships: From Mate Retention to Murder
- Sexual Conflict and the Operational Sex Ratio
- Sexual Conflict and Paternal Resemblance: Insight from Evolutionary Cognitive Neuroscience
- Deadbeat Dads: Evolutionary Perspectives on Providing Child Support
- Mate Expulsion and Sexual Conflict
- Spheres of Sexual Conflict
Abstract and Keywords
Individuals in long-term romantic relationships expect their partners to be sexually accessible, to honor the reproductive aspects of the partnership, and to be faithful. When this does not happen, sexual conflict occurs. That conflict can lead to mate expulsion. The present chapter points out how individuals select mates, how sex and sexuality play a role in marital satisfaction, how infidelity affects relationships, and how sexual conflict leads to mate expulsion. New research examining sexual and emotional access is also presented.
T. Joel Wade, PhD, Chair and Professor, Department of Psychology, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
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