Sociology of Jealousy

The sociology of jealousy works with cultural and interpersonal factors that influence what can cause jealousy, how envy is expressed, and how attitudes toward jealousy change after a while. Many found this specific unexpectedly difficult, though for others, conscious blocking in the jealous reaction is usually relatively easy from the start, and over time the reaction is usually effectively extinguished. Some studies claim that jealousy may possibly be reduced in multilateral relationships where there exists a clear hierarchy of relationships or where by expectations are in any other case fixed.