Envy: Functional specificity and sex-differentiated design features

Danielle DelPriore, Sarah E. Hill, David M. Buss

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In two studies, we explore causal domains of envy and test predictions about whether it is sex differentiated in nature. Study 1 explored the contexts in which envy is most frequently experienced by men and women. Study 2 built on these results, explicitly testing predictions about sex differences in envy. The results provide needed insight into sex differences in envy and provide the basis for a deeper understanding of the function served by this unpleasant emotion.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-322
Number of pages6
JournalPersonality and Individual Differences
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Psychology


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