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Bachelor of Arts




The present study was done to investigate jealousy as a function of styles of loving and self preoccupation. It was hypothesized that a high self preoccupied person would tend to be more jealous than a low self preoccupied person. This hypothesis could be supported by the accepted definition of a self preoccupied person. In other words, because the self preoccupied person is self-centered, he would probably be more jealous than the low self preoccupied person who is other-centered. Furthermore, it might also be hypothesized that persons who define love in manic or ludic terms would express more jealousy than would those who define love in other terms. This hypothesis could be supported primarily by those significant correlations found for the SAS and manic and ludic love in our previous correlational study. This hypothesis might also be supported simply by the definitions of these styles of loving. Each style is based on self-centeredness, and "jealousy'' is actually included in the definition of manic love.

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