Friday, June 21, 2024

Chapter 10: Jealousy: A Beginner’s Guide to Coveting Thy Neighbor’s Spouse

1. Darwin (1871/2007), p. 184.

2. Hrdy (1999b), p. 249.

3. Known to historians as The Wicked Bible or The Adulterous Bible, the mistake led to the royalprinters losing their license and a £300 fine.

4. Confusingly, the tribe that came to be known as the Flatheads was not one of them, as their headswere “flat,” like the white trappers’, while the neighboring tribes’ heads were bizarrely conical.

5. Grayscale reproduction scanned from Eaton, D.; Urbanek, S.: Paul Kane’s Great Nor-West,University of British Columbia Press; Vancouver, 1995.

6. In fact, Maryanne Fisher and her colleagues found the opposite; distress was greater if theinfidelity involved someone with familial bonds (see Fisher, et al. [2009]).

7. Buss (2000), p. 33.

8. Buss (2000), p. 58.

9. Jethá and Falcato (1991).

10. Harris (2000), p. 1084.

11. For an overview of Buss’s research on jealousy, see Buss (2000). For research and commentary rebutting his work, see Ryan and Jethá (2005), Harris and Christenfeld (1996), and DeSteno and Salovey (1996).


13. Holmberg (1969), p. 161.

14. From an “On Faith” blog post in The Washington Post, November 29, 2007:

15. Wilson (1978), p. 142.