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  1. LOVE Nicole Garcia 2 June 2009

  2. Overview • Formation of attraction • Sexual selection & human reproductive behavior (Brief) • Types of love

  3. Formation of attraction

  4. Factors that help form attraction • Situational • Proximity ((‘field of availables’)) • Exposure and familiarity • Physical attractiveness • Personal factors • Similarity • Reciprocal liking (“liking ppl who like us”) • ‘gain-loss’ theory

  5. Sexual selection and human reproductive behavior

  6. Where males and females differ (according to the book) • Evolutionary strategy • Feature preferences in potential mates • Reproductive behavior

  7. Evolutionary Strategies Males Females Mates have quality, resources and commitment Ensure that many of their offspring survive • Quantity and quality • Exclusive access • Minimal commitment of resources to each partner • Father as many offspring as possible

  8. Feature Preferences Males Females Status and dominance Possess promising qualities Positive genetic and nutritional health indicators Commitment of resources • Look younger • “hour-glass” figure • Positive genetic and nutritional health indicators • Chastity & sexual fidelity

  9. Reproductive behavior Males Females Choosier More aroused by psychological characteristics Emphasize or exaggerate physical attributes More jealous and disturbed by emotional infidelity Approve of marriage for commitment of resources • Less choosy • More aroused by physical characteristics • Exaggerate resources & fake commitment • More jealous and disturbed by sexual infidelity • Approve of marriage for sexual exclusivity

  10. Types of love

  11. The components of love (Sternberg) • Intimacy (I) • Feeling close to a person • Passion (P) • Being sexually attracted to the person • Commitment (C) • Being faithful to a personal relationship

  12. Dimensions of Relationships • Liking – (I) alone • Companionate Love – (I) and (C) • Empty Love - (C) alone • Fatuous Love – (P) and (C) • Infatuation – (P) only • Romantic Love – (I) and (P) • Consummate Love – (I), (P), and (C)

  13. Questions Which dimension(s) in a relationship are more desirable to you personally?

  14. Dimensions of Relationships • Liking – (I) alone • Companionate Love – (I) and (C) • Empty Love - (C) alone • Fatuous Love – (P) and (C) • Infatuation – (P) only • Romantic Love – (I) and (P) • Consummate Love – (I), (P), and (C)

  15. Questions Which dimension(s) are least desirable to you personally?

  16. Dimensions of Relationships • Liking – (I) alone • Companionate Love – (I) and (C) • Empty Love - (C) alone • Fatuous Love – (P) and (C) • Infatuation – (P) only • Romantic Love – (I) and (P) • Consummate Love – (I), (P), and (C)

  17. Questions What about for society in general?

  18. Dimensions of Relationships • Liking – (I) alone • Companionate Love – (I) and (C) • Empty Love - (C) alone • Fatuous Love – (P) and (C) • Infatuation – (P) only • Romantic Love – (I) and (P) • Consummate Love – (I), (P), and (C)

  19. Questions Are there different expectations for men and women as they answer the first two questions?

  20. Dimensions of Relationships • Liking – (I) alone • Companionate Love – (I) and (C) • Empty Love - (C) alone • Fatuous Love – (P) and (C) • Infatuation – (P) only • Romantic Love – (I) and (P) • Consummate Love – (I), (P), and (C)

  21. Activity

  22. Match the dimensions with their components Components Dimensions Romantic Love Companionate Love Consummate Love Infatuation Liking Empty Love Fatuous Love • Intimacy (I) • Passion (P) • Commitment (C)

  23. Match the dimensions with their components Components Dimensions Romantic Love: (P) & (I) Companionate Love: (I) & (C) Consummate Love: all 3 Infatuation: (P) Liking: (I) Empty Love: (C) Fatuous Love: (P) & (C) • Intimacy (I) • Passion (P) • Commitment (C)