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Prevalence of Cheating

Eric Anderson

in The Monogamy Gap

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199777921
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199919062 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199777921.003.0013

Series: Sexuality, Identity, and Society

Prevalence of Cheating

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This chapter examines the findings of multiple other researchers’ work into cheating. It highlights that cheating is an increasing event, due to changing cultural norms and practices, and it highlights the variables that influence cheating. It explains that culture is incapable of controlling our innate sexual desires, and thus culture is ultimately incapable of ceasing cheating behaviors. This is not a failure to cast off our animal instincts; it is instead a reflection that there is a gap between what we are told about sex, what we feel about it initially, and what we ultimately end up wanting.

Keywords: cheating frequency; cheating; cheating rates; monogamy gap

Chapter.  4660 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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