Chapter 7 - Chapter 7 TYPES OF LOVE Passionate Love State...

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Chapter 7 TYPES OF LOVE Passionate Love: State of extreme absorption in another person. Also known as romantic love. Companionate Love: A type of love characterized by friendly affection and deep attachment based on extensive familiarity with the loved one. Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love o Passion: The motivational component of Sternberg’s triangular love theory o Intimacy: the emotional component of Sternberg’s triangular love theory. o Commitment: the thinking component of Sternberg’s triangular love theory. Lee’s Styles of Loving o Romantic Love style (eros) – place their emphasis on physical beauty as they search for ideal mates o Game-playing love style (ludus) – like to play the field and acquire many sexual “conquests” with little or no commitment. o Possessive love style (mania) – tend to seek obsessive love relationships, which are often characterized by turmoil and jealousy. o Companionate love style (storge [STOR-gay]) – are slow to develop affection and commitment but tend to experience relationships that endure o Altruistic love style (agape) – characterized by selflessness and a caring, compassionate desire to give to another without expectation of reciprocity. o Pragmatic love style (pragma) – select lovers based on rational, practical criteria (such as shared interests) that are likely to lead to mutual satisfaction. Proximity: the geographic nearness of one person to another, which is an important factor in interpersonal attraction. o
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