Psychology of love and relationships pdf
The Psychology of Love and Hate in Intimate Relationships | SpringerLinkUse the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. The present research was designed to assess attachment style differences in subjects' reports of the dissolution of romantic relationships. Subjects were also followed up 10 weeks later in order to assess the stability of attachment style and its relation to the formation and dissolution of relationships. As expected, the three attachment styles differed strongly in their affective responses to dissolution.
The Social Psychology of Love and Attraction.pdf
Volume 14 Issue 1 Article 2. Colgan, Ph. Richard Vallery, Ph. Deaner, Ph. Abstract Love and attraction appear to be univer- Love is a universal emotion that has become sal emotions.
Romantic relationships are difficult to maintain novel and exciting for long periods of time, and individuals in love are known to engage in a variety of efforts to protect and maintain their romantic relationship. How to protect and maintain these relationships more effectively has, however, plagued people, psychologists, and therapists. Intimate partners typically perceive their relationship and their partners in a positive light or bias, a phenomenon called positive illusion. Interestingly, higher levels of positive illusion between partners have been associated with a decreased risk for relationship dissolution, as well as higher satisfaction, and less conflict or doubt in relationships. These findings indicate that elevating positive illusion amongst romantic partners may be of benefit and improve romantic relationships. In the present article, we discuss solving the paradox of positive illusion. As positive illusion may have relationship-enhancing attributes, we discuss the psychological and neural mechanisms that may underlie positive illusion.
December Being Human. Relationships and You will be published completely online soon: Being Human — Contents. Many years ago two boys were walking home from school. They were seven years old, lived in the same neighborhood, but went to different grade schools. Although living close to each other they had not met before running into each other on this day on the road leading up the hill to their neighborhood.