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Gender differences

Gender differences - deeply a for a person but do not...

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Gender differences Men more likely to be avoidant, women more likely to be anxious Avoidant & anxious-ambivalent pairings Static vs. flexible- attachment styles can change over time, even though they care over from infancy, having different partners can change it in either direction Continuous vs. categorical – not black and white, blends in different contexts Love and relationship types The word love o Describes many kinds of relationships o We understand that context matters Can we study love scientifically? o Random assignment: “lover” vs. control condition o Measuring feelings of intimacy and feelings o Manipulating passion What is love? o 2 major theories Passionate vs. companionate love Passionate -an intense longing we feel for a person, accompanied by physiological arousal Companionate - intimacy and affection we feel when we are
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Unformatted text preview: deeply a for a person but do not experience passion or arousal in the person’s presence o Characteristics: Mutual understanding Caring to make relationship succeed Emotionally intimate Lack of passionate arousal • Considering companionate love and passionate love we get long-term, lifetime relationships Triangular theory of love – very western • Passion (infatuation) o Hotness, physical attraction, sexual drives • Commitment (empty love) o Short term and long term • Intimacy (liking) o Feelings of closeness or bonding • Together = o Consummate love (intimacy, passion and commitment) o Romantic love (intimacy and passion) o Companionate love (intimacy and commitment) o Fatuous love (passion and commitment)...
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