Polyfidelity - An alternative lifestyle without jealousy?

Ayala Pines, Elliot Aronson

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Kerista Village is an equalitarian, nonmonogamous, utopian community in San Francisco whose members claim to have eliminated sexual jealousy. Responses of 15 Keristans to a specially designed "Sexual Jealousy Inventory" were compared to responses given by 87 Americans and 17 Israelis. Results indicate that Keristans indeed report significantly less sexual jealousy than the other two groups. Various interpretations of these results are offered, all within a social psychological perspective.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)373-392
Number of pages20
JournalAlternative Lifestyles
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Aug 1981
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences (all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance (all)


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