9 Love and Communication

9 Love and Communication - Love and Intimacy Love and...

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Unformatted text preview: Love and Intimacy Love and Intimacy Affection Liking or fondness without deep emotional or passionate feelings Basic Concepts & Terms Infatuation -State of strong sexual attraction based on resemblance to an ideal or fantasy Basic Concepts & Terms Intimacy Sense of closeness Includes emotional, intellectual, social, spiritual bonds May or may not be sexual Involves taking risks Gender differences Self-disclosure LOVE- Deeper meaning than affection or intimacy Love Passionate Love- state of intense absorption in someone, includes intense physiological arousal, psychological interest, & caring for their needs Companionate Love- strong affection for those w/whom our lives are deeply involved What Do Women Want? Women Women Kindness & understanding Intelligence Emotional expressiveness Get along with family and friends Social status commensurate with well paid employment What men want? Men Men Kindness & understanding Intelligence Physical attractiveness Exciting personality Good health Adaptability Partners fidelity more important than their own Intimacy or Love? Enjoyment of each others company most of the time Acceptance of one another as is Mutual trust that each acts in the others best interest Respect for each other Mutual assistance Confiding in one another Understanding each others behavior Spontaneity: free to be oneself and not play a role How connected are sex, love, and intimacy? Men are more likely than women to separate sex and love Researchers suggest heterosexual men are not as dif from gay men; hetero would be just as likely to engage in casual sex if women were equally interested as a result hetero men do not has as many willing partners as gay men do Sex and Love in homosexual relations Gay men especially likely to separate love and sex Less emphasis on sexual exclusivity...
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This note was uploaded on 01/28/2011 for the course PSYCH 170 taught by Professor Harding during the Fall '09 term at CUNY Hunter.

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