01:830:321 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Safe Sex, Casual Sex, Sexual Orientation
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Close Relationships Part 2
●We also like people who respond similarly to external events, even of dissimilar
Secure and Insecure Attachment Styles
●Attachment Style: The way a person typically interacts with significant others.
●Is the attachment style we had with our parents related to the attachment style we exhibit
in our romantic relationships?
●Often involve three basic components:
●Feelings of attachment, affection, and love.
●The fulfillment of psychological needs.
●Interdependence between partners, each of whom has a meaningful influence on
●3 Stages of Romantic Relationships:
●Stimulus Stage: Attraction is sparked by external attributes such as physical
●Value Stage: Attachment is based on similarity of values and beliefs.
●Role Stage: Commitment is based on the performance of such roles as husband
Types of Love (cont.)
●Hatfield et al. (1988)
●Passionate Love: Romantic love characterized by high arousal, intense attraction,
and fear of rejection.
●Companionate Love: A secure, trusting, stable partnership.
Romantic Love: The Thrill of It
●Romantic love requires:
●A heightened state of physiological arousal; and
●The belief that this arousal was triggered by the beloved person.
●Sometimes can misattribute physiological arousal to romantic love.
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