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Study Guide Exam 3 Foster-Personal Growth in Human Relationships Fall, 2018 Chapter 8-Love -What are the building blocks of love, according to Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love? What are the types of love that are created using these building blocks? Be able to recognize examples of these. * They Combine to form different types of love *Intimacy : feelings of warmth, understanding, communication, support and sharing *Passion : emotional arousal and sexual desire *Commitment : the decision to stay in a relationship and to work to maintain it. (Intimacy=liking, passion=infatuation, Commitment=empty love, intimacy +passion= romantic love, Intimacy+ commitment=companionate, passion +commitment=fatuous, Intimacy+ passion+ commitment=consummate) - What happens to passionate, romantic love over time? What becomes important as couples have been together longer? * fades over time Novelty adds excitement and sexual arousal but fades with familiarity * Romantic love tends to decrease after people marry *After 2 years of marriage, average spouses express affection only half as often as they did when they were newly married. - How does emotional arousal relate to our attraction to others? What enhances attraction? * High arousal enhances our feelings of attraction and romantic love * Doesn’t matter if its positive or negative arousal * Physical attraction is rooted in 2 factors: Physical arousal ( heart beat; sweat glands) – Belief that another person is the cause for arousal: Gives 2 examples on the test -Understand Lee’s Love Styles. Be able to recognize examples of each of these. * Eros- strong physical component; influenced by appearance * Lodus - love as an uncommitted game; several partners at once * Storge - de-emphasizes strong emotion; seek partnerships that lead to commitment
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*Mania- demanding and possessive; full of vivid fantasy and obsession *agape- giving, altruistic, selfless; love is duty * Pragma- practical and pragmatic; seek those who are logically a good match -What is companionate love?
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