In RESEARCH on August 18, 2012 at 11:27 am
Today just a video, but it REALLY is a good lecture on love. I personally believe that it is definitely worth spending 1,5h on watching it and it doesn’t require any intro.
Dr. Frank Conner presents “The Psychology of Love: Do Opposites Attract or Do Birds of a Feather Flock Together?” as part of the 2009-2010 Psychology Lecture Series at Grand Rapids Community College.
Conclusions from research presented in the recording correspond with the every-day life and can easily help us understand what is happening in our relationship. I think everyone (married/in an informal relationship/single ones…) should see it.
Again -> STRONGLY RECOMMENDED! Enjoy!
In THEORIES on August 15, 2012 at 10:50 am
Lee identified and described the ways people behave in interpersonal relationships. They are called Lee’s 6 Styles of Loving. It is a simplification – of course -
but I decided to mention it since the terms have grown into the theoretical approach as a good tool to name and study different types of love.
Three primary styles:
1. Eros – a passionate physical and emotional love to an ideal person based on aesthetic enjoyment (stereotypic romantic love);
2. Ludus (or ludos) – love as a game, conquest or sport;
3. Storge – love that slowly develops from friendship, based on similarity;
Three secondary styles:
- Mania (Eros + Ludus) – obsessive love with great emotional highs and lows; lovers tend to be very possessive and jealous;
- Pragma (Ludus + Storge) – realistic and practical love driven by the head, not the heart; undemonstrative
- Agape (Eros + Storge) – selfless, altruistic love
Clyde and Susan Hendrick based their research at Texas Tech University on these theoretic assumptions. Using the terms mentioned above we can say hat:
In ART&HUMOR on August 11, 2012 at 12:32 pm
Here are some fabulous quotes on love and relationships you might like :-)
“Gravitation can not be held responsible for people falling in love.”
“An archeologist is the best husband any woman can have; the older she gets, the more interested he is in her”.
“The great question… which I have not been able to answer… is, “What… does a woman want?”"