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Chapter 7 Love and Communication in Intimate Relationships
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What Is Love? Difficult to define and/or measure Special attitude with behavioral and emotional components Different things to different people Difficult to measure
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Types of Love Passionate Love Also known as romantic love or infatuation Intense psychological feelings Generalized physiological arousal Strong sexual desire Avoid conflict Feelings of completeness Short-lived
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Types of Love Companionate Love Less intense than passionate love Friendly affection and deep attachment Familiarity and tolerance for short-comings More enduring than passionate love
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Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love
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Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love Passion, Intimacy, and Commitment are the three love components Passion builds then fades Intimacy and commitment continue to build Variations in components yield different kinds of love Intimacy alone = friendship Passion alone = infatuation Commitment alone = empty love
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Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love
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Lee’s Styles of Loving Romantic (eros) Game-playing (ludus) Possessive (mania) Compassionate (storge) Altruistic (agape) Pragmatic (pragma) Hypothesis that relationship success is influenced by compatibility in styles of loving
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Falling in Love The chemistry of love Neurotransmitters Norepinephrine Dopamine Phenylethylamine (PEA) Oxytocin Endorphins Loss of romantic love and neurotransmitter withdrawal
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This note was uploaded on 06/24/2011 for the course COMP 100 taught by Professor Dfgdegg during the Spring '08 term at DeVry Chicago O'Hare.

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