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Week 12 Notes - Page 1 of 6 New Technologies and Our Feelings[Author Christine Rosen Germaine Greers definition of Love(compared to Ann Landers

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Page 1 of 6 New Technologies and Our Feelings [Author: Christine Rosen] Germaine Greer’s definition of “Love” (compared to Ann Landers’ definition, located in the “Close Ties – Related Concepts and Ideas” piece I wrote): 20 th Century Factors Impacting Courtship: Whitehead’s view of why the traditional courtship dating marriage system is “pretty much dead” at this point: Results of “The Chicago Health and Social Life Survey”: Adverse Impact of Technology on Relationships: Our technologies enable, if not promote: What constitutes a ‘healthy’ rate of self-disclosure to a potential mate? According to the author… Internet dating as modern-day matchmaker – dangers posed by: Internet Matchmaking: Science or Nostalgia? Different viewpoints: Negative consequences of Use of IT, in mate selection and elsewhere : Author’s view: Courtship SHOULD be about: NOT about:
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Page 2 of 6 Outline for “This Thing Called Love” (text reading) Chemical components of love in the brain – Orgasms as a way to assess if you’ve found the right person for a long-term relationship – Research comparing romantic love with obsessive-compulsive disorder – Relationship between taking drugs like Prozac and ability to fall in love – Evolutionary psychology’s views on how we select a mate – Relationship between how a person smells and mate selection – What chemically happens in the brain, when romantic love fades? – What happens chemically in the brain, once the initial flash-in-the-pan fades; assuming the couple stay together and feel they still have a good relationship? – What can couples do, to stimulate oxytocin production in their brains? – What can couples do, to stimulate dopamine production in their brains? – Relationship between oxytocin and autism – Marriages in India: love matches vs. arranged marriages –
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course SOC 101 taught by Professor Sullivan during the Spring '08 term at ASU.

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Week 12 Notes - Page 1 of 6 New Technologies and Our Feelings[Author Christine Rosen Germaine Greers definition of Love(compared to Ann Landers

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