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  • By: Ercan Balciolu & Ercan Sünger
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Marital infidelity can be defined as a breach of trust or a disloyal act toward a spouse. Colloquially, infidelity is referred to as “cheating” and refers to a breach of the expectation of sexual exclusivity. The concept of infidelity is used ...

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