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The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Eric Anderson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A resilient cultural myth equates monogamy with a test of true love. Yet, despite this strongly-held cultural ideal, cheating is rampant. Whereas most books seek to cure men from their cheating ... More


Attitudes and Cognitive Dissonance

James D. Laird

in Feelings: The Perception of Self

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195098891
eISBN:
9780199893614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195098891.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter deals with the feelings of liking and disliking, or attitudes. It first discusses the extensive literature inspired by cognitive dissonance theory, which was later reinterpreted by Bem ... More


The Monogamy Gap

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter explicates and applies cognitive dissonance theory to monogamy, examining how humans behave when they want something they don’t want. It then elucidates how men think, feel and behave ... More


Developing a Critique of Monogamy

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The premise of this chapter is that much of men’s cheating is rational. Cheating emerges as a rational response to the irrational social expectations of monogamy. In order to theoretically explain ... More


Overview of the Research

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

The purpose of this chapter is to explain how the author came to critically examine the pervasive, hegemonic understandings of sexual relationships that condemn cheating while holding monogamy as a ... More


Counter Currents

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap: Men, Love, and the Reality of Cheating

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199777921
eISBN:
9780199919062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter offers a summary of the previous sixteen chapters. It also indicates the need for cultural recognition of varying relationship models without a presumption of the superiority or morality ... More


A New Method for Theory Testing in Social Psychology: The Case of Dissonance

Barry E. Collins

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0023
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Norman Miller and Barry E. Collins, both social psychologists, reflect on their most underappreciated work: a research on dissonance as a new method for theory testing in the field of social ... More


Bet You Didn’t Know I Did a Dissonance Study

Dan Batson

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0041
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Dan Batson reflects on his most underappreciated work: a paper entitled “Rational processing or rationalization? The effect of disconfirming information on a stated religious belief.” Published in ... More


Does Impression Management Have an Image Problem?

Mark R. Leary

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Mark R. Leary describes his most underappreciated work: a research on how human behavior and emotions are influenced by an individual's concerns with how he/she is perceived, evaluated, and accepted ... More


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