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

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

by Pamela C. Regan
     
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412957052
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
02/20/2008
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
316,333
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I. MATING RELATIONSHIPS
Chapter 1. Mate Preferences
Theoretical Approaches to Human Mating
Methods Used to Examine Mate Preferences
Empirical Evidence
Continuing Debates
Summary
Chapter 2. Attraction and Courtship
Communicating Romantic Interest
The First Date
Beyond the First Date: Initiating a Romantic Relationship
Pathways to Commitment
Summary
Chapter 3. Relationship Development
The Sequence of Relationship Development
The Process of Relationship Development
Summary
Chapter 4. Marriage and Mate Selection
Mating Systems Across Cultures
The Nature of Marriage
Division of Labor
Marital Satisfaction: How Happy are Married Couples?
Has Marriage Changed Over Time?
Same-Sex Marriage
Cohabitation: An Alternative to Marriage
Summary
Chapter 5. Conflict and Dissolution
Conflict
Relationship Dissolution
Summary
Chapter 6. Intervention
Identifying Distressed Relationships
Treating Distressed Relationships
Does Therapy Work?
Summary
PART II. LOVE
Chapter 7. General Theories of Love
The Triangular Theory of Love
The Colors (Styles) of Love
The Prototype Approach: Mental Models of Love
Summary
Chapter 8. Passionate and Companionate Love
Passionate Love: A "Sexy" Kind of Love
Companionate Love: A "Sturdy" Kind of Love
Summary
Chapter 9. Love Gone Bad: Problematic Aspects of Love
Unrequited Passionate Love
Obsession and Relational Stalking
Mismatched Love Styles
Loss of Passion
Summary
PART III. SEX
Chapter 10. Sexual Attitudes
Beliefs About Sex in Dating Relationships
Beliefs About Sex in Marital Relationships
Summary
Chapter 11. Sex in Beginning Relationships
Sexuality and the Attraction Process
Sexuality in Beginning Relationships
Summary
Chapter 12. Sex in Established Relationships
Sexual Frequency
Sexual Practices
Sexual Preferences
Sexual Satisfaction
Sexual Communication
Sexuality and Relationship Satisfaction
Summary
Chapter 13. Sex Gone Bad: Problematic Aspects of Relational Sex
Sexual Dissatisfaction
Sexual Aggression
Sexual Infidelity
Sexual Jealousy
Summary
PART IV. INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
Chapter 14. Maleness and Femaleness
Biological Sex
Psychological Gender or Sex Role Orientation
Summary
Chapter 15. Personality
Supertraits
Self-Monitoring
Sociosexual Orientation
Summary
Chapter16. Interpersonal Belief Systems
Attachment Styles
Rejection Sensitivity
Romanticism
Summary
Concluding Remarks
References
Author Index
Subject Index
About The Author

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