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Jealousy

  • By: Christine R. Harris & Ryan S. Darby
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Jealousy is a subjectively unpleasant emotion that occurs when one perceives that an important aspect of one's relationship with another, or the relationship itself, is being threatened by a third person. Hence, jealousy requires the involvement of three individuals (a “love ...