It's the #1 cause of breakup and divorce. What if we're approaching infidelity all wrong?
Today's guest is Lucia O'Sullivan, a social psychologist and professor in the department of psychology at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.
Citations and further reading:
- Allen, E. S., & Atkins, D. C. (2012). The Association of Divorce and Extramarital Sex in a Representative U.S. Sample. Journal of Family Issues, 33(11), 1477–1493.
- Schacht, R., & Kramer, K. L. (2019). Are We Monogamous? A Review of the Evolution of Pair-Bonding in Humans and Its Contemporary Variation Cross-Culturally. Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution, 7.
- Thompson, A. E., & O’Sullivan, L. F. (2016). I Can But You Can’t: Inconsistencies in Judgments of and Experiences With Infidelity. Journal of Relationships Research, 7.
- Thompson, A. E., & O’Sullivan, L. F. (2017). Understanding Variations in Judgments of Infidelity: An Application of Attribution Theory. Basic and Applied Social Psychology.
- Thompson, A. E., & O’Sullivan, L. F. (2016). Drawing the Line: The Development of a Comprehensive Assessment of Infidelity Judgments. The Journal of Sex Research.
- Explicit Monogamy Agreements — Speaking of Sex Podcast Episode #262; Pleasure Mechanics.
- Monogamy Agreement Interactive Worksheet — Pleasure Mechanics.
- Why you might want to rethink monogamy by Lucia O’Sullivan, The Conversation (2018)
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