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Handbook of Jealousy: Theory, Research, and Multidisciplinary Approaches

Sybil L. Hart (Editor), Maria Legerstee (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8579-0
600 pages
May 2010, Wiley-Blackwell
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Through a compilation of original articles, the Handbook of Jealousy offers an integrated portrait of the emerging areas of research into the nature of jealousy and a forum for discussing the implications of the findings for theories of emotional and socio-cognitive development.
  • Presents the most recent findings and theories on jealousy across a range of contexts and age-stages of development
  • Includes 23 original articles with empirical findings and detailed commentaries by leading experts in the field
  • Serves as a valuable resource for professionals in the fields of clinical psychology, psychiatry, and social work, as well as scholars in the fields of psychology, family studies, sociology, and anthropology
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Contributors viii

Preface x
Maria Legerstee

Introduction 1
Sybil L. Hart

Part I Background 5

1 Jealousy in Western History: From Past toward Present 7
Peter N. Stearns

2 Loss, Protest, and Emotional Development 27
Michael Lewis

3 Jealousy and Romantic Love 40
Aaron Ben-Zeev

Part II Socio-Biological Foundations 55

4 The Ontogenesis of Jealousy in the First Year of Life: A Theory of Jealousy as a Biologically-Based Dimension of Temperament 57
Sybil L. Hart

5 Neural Structures of Jealousy: Infants’ Experience of Social Exclusion with Caregivers and Peers 83
Gabriela Markova, James Stieben, and Maria Legerstee

6 The Evolutionary Sources of Jealousy: Cross-Species Approaches to Fundamental Issues 101
Jaak Panksepp

7 Sibling Rivalry in the Birds and Bees 121
Scott Forbes

8 Green Eyes in Bio-Cultural Frames 144
Vasudevi Reddy

Part III Cognitive Underpinnings 161

9 Social Bonds, Triadic Relationships, and Goals: Preconditions for the Emergence of Human Jealousy 163
Maria Legerstee, Baila Ellenbogen, Tom Nienhuis, and Heidi Marsh

10 Jealousy in Infant–Peer Trios: From Narcissism to Culture 192
Ben S. Bradley

11 Parental Reports of Jealousy in Early Infancy: Growing Tensions between Evidence and Theory 235
Riccardo Draghi-Lorenz

12 Jealousy in Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 267
Nirit Bauminger

13 Is Jealousy a Complex Emotion? 293
R. Peter Hobson

14 What Is Missing in the Study of the Development of Jealousy? 312
Joseph J. Campos, Eric A. Walle, and Audun Dahl

Part IV Social-Emotional Foundations within the Parent–Child–Sibling Context 329

15 A Theoretical Model of the Development of Jealousy: Insight through Inquiry into Jealousy Protest 331
Sybil L. Hart

16 Jealousy and Attachment: The Case of Twins 362
R. M. Pasco Fearon, Marian J. Bakermans-Kranenburg, and Marinus H. van IJzendoorn

17 The Development of Sibling Jealousy 387
Brenda L. Volling, Denise E. Kennedy, and Lisa M. H. Jackey

18 The Socialization of Sibling Rivalry: What’s Love Got to Do? 418
Sybil L. Hart

Part V Socio-Emotional Foundations within Other Eliciting Contexts 443

19 Family Triangular Interactions in Infancy: A Context for the Development of Jealousy? 445
Elisabeth Fivaz-Depeursinge, Nicolas Favez, Chloe ´ Lavanchy Scaiola, and Francesco Lopes

20 Culture, Parenting, and the Development of Jealousy 477
Heidi Keller and Bettina Lamm

21 Social Class, Competition, and Parental Jealousy in Children’s Sports 498
Noel Dyck

22 When Friends Have Other Friends: Friendship Jealousy in Childhood and Early Adolescence 516
Jeffrey G. Parker, Sara A. Kruse, and Julie Wargo Aikins

23 Jealousy in Adulthood 547
Christine R. Harris and Ryan S. Darby

Index 572

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Sybil L. Hart is a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech University. Professor Hart is the recipient of the Chancellor’s Council Award for Distinguished Research and the Presidential Book Award from Texas Tech University. Her groundbreaking studies on infant jealousy have been published in Infancy, Social Development, and Child Psychiatry and Human Development. She is also the author of Preventing Sibling Rivalry (2001). Her research on infant jealousy has been funded by the National Institutes of Health-National Institute of Mental Health (NIH-NIMH).

Maria Legerstee is a Professor in the Department of Psychology, Faculty of Health, York University, Toronto, Canada, and the Director of the Centre for Research in Infancy. She is the recipient of the Dean’s Award for Outstanding Research. Her research focuses on social cognitive development from infancy through early childhood. Professor Legerstee is also the author of Infants’ Sense of People: Precursors to a Theory of Mind (2005); co-editor of a special journal series with Vasu Reddy entitled What Does It Mean to Communicate for Infants? (2007); and co-editor of Early Socio-Cognitive Development: An Integrative Perspective with David Haley and Marc Bornstein (forthcoming). Professor Legerstee’s research is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada).

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"The evaluative sections would be of particular interest to indidviduals looking for new areas to explore within the field, and with the book as a whole being clearly written it would be accessible to any reader with a psychological or related background." (Social Psychological Review, 2011)

"Given its comprehensiveness and attention to both basic and applied issues, this is a volume that anyone wishing to understand the development of jealousy simply must consult. Highly recommended. All readers." (Choice, 1 October 2011)

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