Handbook of Jealousy Theory, Research, and Multidisciplinary Approaches

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-06-24
  • Publisher: 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

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents


Preface (Maria Legerstee).

Introduction (Sybil L. Hart).

Part I Background.

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

2 Loss, Protest, and Emotional Development (Michael Lewis).

3 Jealousy and Romantic Love (Aaron Ben-Ze’ev).

Part II Socio-Biological Foundations.

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

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

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

7 Sibling Rivalry in the Birds and Bees (Scott Forbes).

8 Green Eyes in Bio-Cultural Frames (Vasudevi Reddy).

Part III Cognitive Underpinnings.

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

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

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

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

13 Is Jealousy a Complex Emotion? (R. Peter Hobson).

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

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

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

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

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

18 The Socialization of Sibling Rivalry: What's Love Got to Do? (Sybil L. Hart).

Part V Socio-Emotional Foundations within Other Eliciting Contexts.

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

20 Culture, Parenting, and the Development of Jealousy (Heidi Keller and Bettina Lamm).

21 Social Class, Competition, and Parental Jealousy in Children's Sports (Noel Dyck).

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

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


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