The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage / Edition 2
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The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage / Edition 2

by Pamela C. Regan
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412957052

ISBN-13: 9781412957052

Pub. Date: 02/20/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. This comprehensive review of theory and…  See more details below

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The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. This comprehensive review of theory and empirical research takes an integrated perspective on the fundamental human experiences of love, sex, and the formation of romantic relationships. Strongly grounded in methodology and research design, this text by author Pamela C. Regan offers relevant examples and anecdotes along with ample pedagogy that will spark debate and discussion on these provocative and complex topics.

New to the Second Edition Reviews of the most recent theoretical and empirical work in the areas of love, sexuality, mate selection, and marriage, New information on the phenomenon of "cyber-flirting" and the development of romantic relationships over the Internet, Inclusion of cutting-edge biochemistry research, plus a discussion of research on the biochemistry of passion and affection, Discussion of emerging research on nonheterosexual relationships and cross-cultural dynamics, Expanded chapters on critical topics and an important new chapter on relationship intervention, Freshly presented material with smooth transitions that build links between major sections.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412957052
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/20/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface     xiii
Acknowledgments     xvii
Mating Relationships     1
Mate Preferences     3
Attraction and Courtship     21
Relationship Development     39
Marriage and Mate Selection     61
Conflict and Dissolution     79
Intervention     103
Love     117
General Theories of Love     119
Passionate and Companionate Love     137
Love Gone Bad: Problematic Aspects of Love     161
Sex     173
Sexual Attitudes     175
Sex in Beginning Relationships     185
Sex in Established Relationships     201
Sex Gone Bad: Problematic Aspects of Relational Sex     217
Individual Differences     231
Maleness and Femaleness     233
Personality     247
Interpersonal Belief Systems     263
Concluding Remarks     275
References     277
Author Index     319
Subject Index     331
About the Author     347

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