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Romantic Jealousy: Causes, Symptoms, Cures

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What causes jealousy? Who is more prone to jealousy -- women or men? Why does jealousy sometimes lead to violence? How can you tell if you are a jealous person?
Paperback, 303 pages
Published June 23rd 1998 by Routledge
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Izlinda
Apr 20, 2008 Izlinda rated it liked it
I read the first edition earlier this year and hoped this second edition would be slightly improved, instead of an exact reprint in paperback. Several years had passed so I would have thought it would be improved.

My memory isn't great, so maybe Pines did change a few things around. However, it felt like the same to me. Pines discusses various way to approach jealousy: a) psychodynamic (basically Freud - unconscious forces within the "jealous" person), systems (jealousy triggers occur relationshi
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Omeros
Jun 30, 2015 Omeros rated it liked it
ayala discusses five approaches to jealousy:

(1) psychodynamic: Freudian, jealousy as a reflection of childhood experiences and unconscious forces
(2) cognitive-behavioral: behaviorist, jealousy as a learned response that can be unlearned
(3) systems: jealousy occurs in the context of a relationship and specific triggering situations, so more than the jealous individual
(4) social pscyhological: jealousy as a sociocultural construct
(5) sociobiological: Darwinian, jealousy as an instinct developed ov
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Celeste Chia
Jul 25, 2015 Celeste Chia rated it really liked it
I found this book illuminating of sorts. With zero background on psychology, I was pleased to have a crash course into the different approaches to treatment as well as clarify the many aspects of jealousy. I lack the insight to be more critical of everything I've read, and I've taken down many notes for future reference for both myself and my friends. I'm interested to see how useful her recommendations would be to our lives. I hope someone I know enters a jelaousy crisis soon.
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