The New Psychology of Love / Edition 1

The New Psychology of Love / Edition 1

by Robert J. Sternberg
     
 

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ISBN-10: 030013617X

ISBN-13: 9780300136173

Pub. Date: 06/28/2008

Publisher: Yale University Press


Love . . . What is it? Can we define it? What is its role in our lives? What causes love, and what dooms it? No single theory adequately answers all our questions about the nature of love, yet there are many theories that can contribute to our understanding of it. This fascinating book presents the full range of psychological theories on love—biological,

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Love . . . What is it? Can we define it? What is its role in our lives? What causes love, and what dooms it? No single theory adequately answers all our questions about the nature of love, yet there are many theories that can contribute to our understanding of it. This fascinating book presents the full range of psychological theories on love—biological, taxonomical, implicit, cultural—updated with the latest research in the field.
Robert Sternberg and Karin Weis have here gathered more than a dozen expert contributors to address questions about defining love, the evidence for competing theories, and practical implications.  Taken together, these essays offer a comprehensive and engaging comparison of contemporary data and theories.  
As a follow up to The Psychology of Love, which was published in 1988 and edited by Robert Sternberg and Michael Barnes, this new collection engages with the many changes in the study of love in recent years.  New theories are introduced as are modifications to existing theories. Focusing not on a single point of view but on the entire range of current theories, The New Psychology of Love provides today’s definitive account of the nature of love.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300136173
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

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Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Introduction   Karin Weis     1
Biological Theories
A Dynamical Evolutionary View of Love   Douglas T. Kenrick     15
A Behavioral Systems Approach to Romantic Love Relationships: Attachment, Caregiving, and Sex   Phillip R. Shaver   Mario Mikulincer     35
The Evolution of Love   David M. Buss     65
The Drive to Love: The Neural Mechanism for Mate Selection   Helen Fisher     87
A Biobehavioral Model of Attachment and Bonding   James F. Leckman   Sarah B. Hrdy   Eric B. Keverne   C. Sue Carter     116
Taxonomies of Love
Styles of Romantic Love   Clyde Hendrick   Susan S. Hendrick     149
Searching for the Meaning of "Love"   Ellen Berscheid     171
A Duplex Theory of Love   Robert J. Sternberg     184
Giving and Receiving Communal Responsiveness as Love   Margaret S. Clark   Joan K. Monin     200
Implicit Theories of Love
A Prototype Approach to Studying Love   Beverley Fehr     225
Cultural Theories of Love
Evolutionary and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Love: The Influence of Gender, Personality, and Local Ecology on Emotional Investment in Romantic Relationships   David P. Schmitt     249
Passionate Love: Cross-Cultural and Evolutionary Perspectives   Debra Lieberman   Elaine Hatfield     274
Individualism, Collectivism, and the Psychology of Love   Karen K. Dion   Kenneth L. Dion     298
Conclusion: The Nature and Interrelations of Theories of Love   Karin Weis     313
Contributors     327
Index     329

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