FSW261 Study Guide Exam Two

FSW261 Study Guide Exam Two - FSW261 Fall 2011 Study Guide...

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FSW261 Fall 2011 -- Study Guide for Exam 2 CHAPTER 6: Love What is love ? What does it do/ involve? Dictionary Definitions (s): o Intense affection o Feeling of attraction resulting from sexual desire o Enthusiasm or fondness o Beloved person o Score of zero in tennis Book o Deep and vital emotion What is the difference between: psychic and sexual intimacy ? Legitimate and illegitimate needs? Satisfies personal needs o Cannot satisfy all needs o Legitimate v. Illegitimate needs Legitimate: need for companionship, recognition, touch Can ask of partner Illegitimate: need to be told you’re “worthy” etc. due to low self-esteem o Involves caring and acceptance Acceptance for yourself and not your “ability to change yourself or meet another’s requirements to play a role” Caring and empathy: concern a person has for partner’s growth and willingness to affirm potentialities o Involves intimacy Emotional/psychic intimacy Sexual intimacy o Commitment Consciously investing in relationship Willingness to work through problems and conflicts as opposed to calling it quits when problems arise Do You Believe in …? o Love at first sight? More than half of U.S. adults o One true love? Almost ¾ of U.S. adults do o Soulmate? More than 90% of young adults would like one Describe Sternberg’s triangular theory of love: what are the components? How do they differ? What did he consider the ultimate, complete love? 3 components necessary to authentic love o Intimacy Close, connected and bonded feelings in a loving relationship o Passion
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The drives that lead to romance, physical attraction, sexual consummation, and the like in a loving relationship o Commitment Consists of not only deciding to love someone, but also deciding to maintain that love Consumate love o “Complete love” – a kind of love toward which many of us strive, especially in romantic relationships o Composed of all three components Develop at different times as love grows and changes Passion = quickest to develop and quickest to fade Peaks early in relationship but continues at a stable level Intimacy = develops more slowly Becomes increasingly important as times goes on Commitment = the most gradual growth Commitment without intimacy and some level of passion is hollow What are John Alan Lee’s six love styles? Be able to describe each/tell them apart. 1. Eros a. Intense emotion and powerful sexual feelings/desires b. Continued emotionally intense sexual interest 2. Storge a. Deepening mutual commitment, respect, friendship, and common goals 3. Pragma a. Rational assessment of potential partners assets and liabilities b. Example: arranged marriages 4. Agape a. Unselfish concern for loved one (regardless of personal sacrifice) b. Nurturing others with little conscious desire for return other than intrinsic satisfaction of having loved and card for someone else 5. Ludus a. Love as play or fun
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