Pathological jealousy, also known as morbid jealousy, Othello syndrome or delusional jealousy, is a psychological disorder in which a person is preoccupied with the thought that their spouse or sexual partner is being unfaithful without having any real proof, along with socially unacceptable or abnormal behaviour
Wiki Number: PW125
Diagnosis: Morbid or Pathological Jealousy
Symptoms: thinking a partner is unfaithful with no proof, but carrying jealous actions. Shakespeare’s “Othello” kills his wife in a jealous rage.
Progression: thoughts become obsessive; believe the partner is taking sexual stimulants or unfaithful during (his) own sleep, older men –
Causes: Triggered by sexual infidelity in men; emotional infidelity in women. Muslim “honor killings” of family are not mentioned.
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- Pet dogs' Behavioural Reaction to Their Caregiver's Interactions with a Third Party: Join in or Interrupt?by Sabrina Karl on June 24, 2022
Pet dogs are promising candidates to study attachment-related and potentially jealousy-like behaviours in non-human animals, as they form a strong and stable bond with their human caregivers who often engage in affiliative interactions with diverse social partners. Nevertheless, it is still debated whether non-human animals are capable of experiencing such complex emotions. Even though caregivers frequently report observations of jealousy-like behaviours in dogs, behavioural studies in dogs have...
- Prevention interventions for interpersonal violence occurring under the influence of alcohol: A mixed method systematic reviewby Mea Mirella Marjatta Wright on June 24, 2022
CONCLUSION: Interventions emerging from the systematic review were heterogenous, and the outcomes of the interventions were versatile. The disparity between interventions and outcome measures made it challenging to reliably compare the effectiveness between interventions. Using standardized outcome measure instruments and unifying research on interventions are needed to reliably assess the effectiveness of different interventions.
- Men are not aware of and do not respond to their female partner's fertility status: Evidence from a dyadic diary study of 384 couplesby Lara Schleifenbaum on June 6, 2022
Understanding how human mating psychology is affected by changes in female cyclic fertility is informative for comprehending the evolution of human reproductive behavior. Based on differential selection pressures between the sexes, men are assumed to have evolved adaptations to notice women's within-cycle cues to fertility and show corresponding mate retention tactics to secure access to their female partners when fertile. However, previous studies suffered from methodological shortcomings and...
- Selective inclusion in cash transfer programs: Unintended consequences for social cohesionby Anne Della Guardia on June 6, 2022
Debates over universal versus selective or targeted provision of benefits in social protection programming have gained traction in recent years. In some cases, poverty targeting has been found to benefit communities, creating positive economic spillover effects even for non-recipients. However, targeted programs can also reconfigure social relations, carrying a social stigma that bifurcates communities. Drawing from rich qualitative data from a cash transfer program in Chad, we explore both the...