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10/27/2016 1 What is Love? Love is: One of most basic, universal human emotion Difficult to explain A feeling of pleasure in another’s happiness and pain in their harm Pervasive theme and source of inspiration in art, movies and literature Most significant moments in a lifetime are often connected with romantic love What is Love? Three phases of romantic love Lust: intense craving for sexual contact Attraction: infatuation leading to relationship Attachment: long-term bond between partners Is Love an Emotion or a Drive? Underlying drive of romantic love may be related to mating and pair bonding fMRI or functional magnetic resonance imaging is a specialized form of MRI that permits researchers to show neural activity of brain fMRI scans showed increased activity in areas of brain related to reward and motivation drives in early stages of passionate love As length of relationship increases different parts of brain become involved including areas involved with emotions. Different types of love John Allan Lee (1980s): Six types of lovers 1. Romantic lover Emphasis on physical beauty Very affectionate and communicative 2. Game-playing lover Acquire sexual “conquests” Little or no commitment Love is for fun, and transitory Enjoys the art of seduction Different Types of Love John Lee “Love styles” 3. Possessive lover Obsessive relationships Emotional turmoil, jealousy 4. Companionate lover starts with friendship slow to develop peaceful, enduring 5. Altruistic lover Selfless and caring Not demanding or jealous 6. Pragmatic lover Choose on rational, practical criteria Shared interests Different Types of Love Relationships are more likely to succeed if the types of lovers are compatible Love Attitude Scale College women: more companionate, pragmatic or possessive College men: more romantic lovers or game players Cross-cultural study (UK, Portugal, India): UK and Portugal: similar India: more pragmatic and altruistic
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10/27/2016 2 Different Types of Love Sternberg’s triangular theory of love Love is made up of three components that combine to form various kinds of love Intimacy Emotional closeness, caring, and sharing Passion Intense romantic or sexual desire for another person, usually accompanied by physical attraction and physiological arousal Commitment “Cold” conscious component Robert Sternberg (1980s): Love has 3 dimensions 1. Passion: romantic feelings physical attraction
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