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Publication Date : 2018/01/16

[Research Press Release] The more competitive, the more passionate in romantic relationships

Americans are more passionate toward their romantic partners than Japanese people are because Americans live in social environments in which people have greater freedom to choose and replace their partners, a team of Japanese researchers suggest.

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Original article:
Junko Yamada, Mie Kito, and Masaki Yuki, Passion, relational mobility, and proof of commitment: A comparative socio-ecological analysis of an adaptive emotion in a sexual market, Evolutionary Psychology, December 14, 2017.
DOI: 10.1177/1474704917746056

Funding information:
This study was supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) KAKENHI (JP15H03445).

Contact:
Professor Masaki Yuki
Department of Behavioral Science, Graduate School of Letters, Hokkaido University
myuki[at]let.hokudai.ac.jp

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