3-31 - COM 225 3-31 Lasswell LasswellLove Styles...

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COM 225 3-31 Introduction Suggest there are 6 different approaches, or “styles” of loving. Also called attitudes. People typically are a combination, so you will have scores on each of the 6 styles Scoring is out of a scale of 0-7. If you score 0-2 you are not that type, 3-4 is average, 5-7 is diagnostic—you are that type. If you score in the 6-7 you are in the top 15%. 0=anti that type, 7=decidedly that type. Based on Lee’s earlier research describing the colors of love Storge’—4 “Friendly Lovers” Do not fall in love, love comes from a deep friendship Do not fantasize about others Enjoy stability, predictable, and routine nature of the relationship Can handle separation well Sex comes later in the relationship o Ex: at U of I he gave his students an assignment to write a paper using info from class about a turning point in a relationship. Marybeth came in because she really had no turning point. They had been introduced by their networks who knew each other and were friends for 2 years, decided they must be dating, have been married for 15 years with like 3 kids. Agape’—5 “Forgiving Lovers” Do not fall in love, their love is always true Patient, accepting, supportive, self-less Unconditional love-no parameters Possibly the strongest type of love
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This note was uploaded on 05/04/2009 for the course COM 225 taught by Professor Morrison during the Spring '08 term at Michigan State University.

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3-31 - COM 225 3-31 Lasswell LasswellLove Styles...

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