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Lecture 6 PSY220 Attraction & Relationships (2013) WHITE

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Unformatted text preview: for Today •  A1rac3on: What sparks our ini0al interest in someone? •  Close rela3onships: Do we need them (yes!) and why? •  Roman3c rela3onships: How do we make love last? Love is something so divine, descripDon would but make it less; ‘Tis what I feel, but can’t define. ‘Tis what I know, but can’t express. Two Types of Love Passionate love –  Feelings of intense longing with physiological arousal; when it is reciprocated, we feel fulfillment and ecstasy, and when it is not, we feel despair Two Types of Love Passionate love –  Feelings of intense longing with physiological arousal; when it is reciprocated, we feel fulfillment and ecstasy, and when it is not, we feel despair Companionate love –  Feelings of in0macy and affec0on we feel for another person about whom we care deeply Passionate Love Companionate Love Companionate Love Lasts •  Hundreds of couples married 15 years or longer asked why their marriages lasted •  Two most important reasons 1.  “My spouse is my best friend.” 2.  “I like my spouse as a person.” Predicaments of Passion •  People o^en marry out of passionate love, but then long- term commitment is based on a temporary state. •  Passionate love trumps in0macy and commitment, which may bring regret (infidelity). Think of a Current...
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