PSY 455 Lecture Notes - Lecture 7: Platonic Love, Mental Models, Storge

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16 Oct 2016
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COM 204: The Mating Game
Chapter 7: General Theories of Love
- Introduction
o Five types of love
True love
Sentimental love
Platonic love
Friendship
Sensual love
o C.S. Lewis types of love
Affection
Is based on familiarity and repeated contact and resembles the
strong attachment often seen between parents and children.
“comfortable, quiet nature”
Friendship
Common interests, insights, or tastes, coupled with cooperation,
mutual respect and understanding, form the core of this love type.
Eros
Being love, mixture of “sweetness” and “terror” as well as a sexual
component.
Is characterized by affection, idealization of and preoccupation
with the beloved, and a very short life span.
Charity
Selfless, that has no expectation of reward and desires only what is
“simply best for the beloved”
- The Triangular Theory of Love
o Sternberg
o The three basic components that form the vertices of a triangle
Intimacy
Is primarily emotional or affected in nature and involves feelings
of warmth, closeness, connection, and bondedness in the low
relationship.
Passion
Is motivational and consists of the drives that are involved in
romantic and physical attraction, sexual consummation, and related
phenomena.
Decision/commitment
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