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The Resource Psychology of love 101, Karin Sternberg, PhD

Psychology of love 101, Karin Sternberg, PhD

Label
Psychology of love 101
Title
Psychology of love 101
Statement of responsibility
Karin Sternberg, PhD
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
While many people view love as a nebulous concept that is difficult to study scientifically, there exists a substantial psychological discipline that studies intimate relations. This incisive text provides a comprehensive tour of both classic and contemporary theories and research on the how and why of human love. In addition to presenting the major biological, social, and cultural theories that have been developed on this topic, the book looks at what research has shown us about such essential issues as basic attraction, the life course of relationships, how personality and environment affect love, and how therapeutic interventions can sometimes improve relationships. Both scholarly and practical, the book is unique in also helping readers to understand their own relationships. Concise and accessible, the text illustrates how a love relationship can be measured and explores the questions posed by psychologists in their quest for understanding: Is love simply a function of human biology? What part do our individual personalities play in attracting and maintaining love relationships? Can people stay in love? How does being in a close relationship affect our mental and physical health? The book not only covers the most relevant research that the discipline of psychology has developed on intimate relationships, but also aims to help readers put this research into a practical context to help them understand their own love relationships. The book concludes with a review of various therapeutic approaches to improving love relationships. Case studies and questionnaires illustrate key points. Key Features: Offers a brief, accessible, and up-to-date survey of theory and research on the psychology of love. Discusses how love relationships can be measured. Includes short quizzes that readers can take and self-score to help them understand their own ways of engaging with love. Provides concrete and practical suggestions, based on scholarly research, on how readers can improve their own relationships
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DLC
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1976-
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Sternberg, Karin
Dewey number
152.4/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF575.L8
LC item number
S778 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Psych 101 series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Love
  • Interpersonal attraction
  • Interpersonal relations
Label
Psychology of love 101, Karin Sternberg, PhD
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Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the nature of love -- Love from a biological perspective -- Are there different kinds of love? Taxonomic approaches -- Cultural theories of love -- A primer on methods: constructing a love scale -- Interpersonal attraction -- Stages of relationships: how relationships are formed, maintained, and ended -- Online dating -- Love and personality -- Relationship challenges: questions and answers
Control code
ocn854848109
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 205 pages
Isbn
9780826109354
Lccn
2013028322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826109354
  • (OCoLC)854848109
Label
Psychology of love 101, Karin Sternberg, PhD
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-195) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the nature of love -- Love from a biological perspective -- Are there different kinds of love? Taxonomic approaches -- Cultural theories of love -- A primer on methods: constructing a love scale -- Interpersonal attraction -- Stages of relationships: how relationships are formed, maintained, and ended -- Online dating -- Love and personality -- Relationship challenges: questions and answers
Control code
ocn854848109
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 205 pages
Isbn
9780826109354
Lccn
2013028322
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780826109354
  • (OCoLC)854848109

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