Alternative Lifestyles

, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp 373–392


An alternative lifestyle without jealousy?
  • Ayala Pines
  • Elliot Aronson

DOI: 10.1007/BF01257945

Cite this article as:
Pines, A. & Aronson, E. J Fam Econ Iss (1981) 4: 373. doi:10.1007/BF01257945


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.

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© Sage Publications, Inc. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ayala Pines
    • 1
  • Elliot Aronson
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaBerkeley
  2. 2.University of CaliforniaSanta Cruz

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