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Close Relationships_Outline 1 Outline: Close Relationships Close Relationships Defining Love Companionate Versus Passionate Love Companionate Love – the feelings of intimacy and affection we feel for another person when we care deeply for the person Passionate Love – the feelings of intense longing, accompanied by physiological arousal, we feel for another person Triangle Theory of Love – Sternberg Intimacy Passion Commitment Love Scale (Hatfield & Sprecher, 1986). Passionate Love Scale
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Close Relationships_Outline 3 Causes of Love Rusbult’s (1983) Investment Model The greater the investment individuals have in a relationship, the less likely they are to leave even if satisfaction is low and other alternatives look promising Rusbult & Martz (1995) Study on battered women Clark and Mills – Communal and Exchange Relationships
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Unformatted text preview: Evolution and Sociobiology Men and women are attracted to different characteristics in each other Men are attracted by womens appearance Women are attracted by mens resources For women, there is high parental investment For men, there is low parental investment Buss (he is the most well known researcher in this field): Jealousy Men Women Attachment Styles and Intimate Relationships Bowlsby and Ainsworth: Secure Attachment Avoidant Attachment Anxious/Ambivalent Attachment (Insecure) Marriage Similarity Benefits Close Relationships_Outline 4 Passionate vs. Companionate Love Trouble in Relationships Jealousy Ending Relationships (Akert) Key determinate is how they feel about it o Who did the breaking up? Remaining friends depends on gender...
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