Power and Love Types

Power and Love Types - Power-Principle of Least Interest...

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Power -Principle of Least Interest: the person that is least interested in the relationship will have the most power -Intimacy->Dependence->Power (goes down) Rubin, Peplau & Hill-Falling in and out of Love -examined the process of “falling in and out of love” for 231 dating couples in the Boston area over a period of 2 years -framed the study as a rebuttal to common stereotypes -Stereotypes about Women -more starry-eyed and sentimental -more likely to fall in love at first sight -more likely to experience the physiological symptoms of love -heart race, blood pumping, etc. -Stereotypes about Men -more hard-hearted and rational -“ruthless” exploiters who fall out of love quickly and casually -looking for new conquests -Results -More Romantic (the romantic belief set/system. ..4 separate belief systems. ..idea that you can fall in love at first sight. ..love can overcome any obstacle. ..idealization, your partner or your relationship is perfect. ..there is only 1 person out there for you)=Men -Fall In Love Quicker (love scores, a measure of how in love you are. ..at the 3 month mark, one sex tends to be a lot more in love than the other and the other sex will catch up over time)=Men -Fall Out Of Love Quicker (post-breakup, talk to them a year after the break-up. ...look at love scores again and the downward trajectory of them. ..who divested of the feelings from the relationship quicker)=Women
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