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Consequences 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/9780199777921.003.0016

Series: Sexuality, Identity, and Society

Consequences of Cheating

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This chapter examines the exceptions to dyadic dissonance theory. It analyses the minority of men that did not cheat, looking to discern why. However, data was insufficient to tease out well enough why some men do not cheat. It highlights that those who lack sexual capital are geographically removed from rich sexual marketplaces, or lack the ability to pay for sexual services are less likely to cheat. But it fails to answer why it is that some men, with high sexual capital, who exist in rich sexual marketplaces, do not cheat.

Keywords: monogamy; fidelity

Chapter.  1137 words. 

Subjects: Social Psychology

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