Envy as an adaptation that promotes intrasexual competition between women and the repugnant face hipothesis

“…Results found that induced appearance comparisons predicted increased envy, which in turn predicted greater willingness to spread negative (but not positive) gossip about an attractive woman. Two cross-sectional survey studies (online supplement) replicated the model whereby more self-reported upward appearance comparisons predicted more self-reported gossip (Supplemental Study 1) and indirect aggression toward other women (Supplemental Study 2), and these links were mediated by dispositional envy. These results support the hypothesis that envy is an adaptation that promotes intrasexual competition…” https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40806-021-00298-6

The text above was taken from the abstract of a recent article published in the journal Evolutionary Psychological Science by researchers from two universities in Canada and is interesting to me only to the extent of the hypothesis I formulated in a post on December 25 of 2020 https://pacheco-torgal.blogspot.com/2020/12/the-repugnant-face-pandemic.html