LOVE ?Chemistry?=brain chemicals! Chemical stimuli activate romantic reaction Ex. Musk, cinnamon During infatuation/attraction Phenylethyamine (PEA) Dopamine Norepinephrine ALL= elation, energy, giddy (enhanced by danger) Eventually fades Because body can?t stand the ?high? from the brain chemicals too long Relationship deepens Endorphins: Tranquility, security, comfort, wellness During cuddling, physical intimacy, orgasm Oxytocin: Sexual satisfaction, attachment Another model of types of love: Eros=erotic, sexual Agape=tender affection, caring, respect, concern, commitment Philos: ?brotherly love Another: Self-love=good self esteem, respect for self, integrity Parental=love of parents for children, unconditional, nurturing Adult-Pair Bonding=romantic, sexual Love as an ?art?Eric Fromm Learned 4 aspects: 1. Caring 2. Respect 3. Responsibility 4. Knowledge Love is a decision you make to love another person over time Commitment is critical Moss and Schwebel: Cognitive closeness Emotional closeness Physical closeness Commitment?can?t have love without Triangular ModelRobert Sternberg Intimacy Commitment (makes it love) Passion P=infatuation (possession) I=friendship (warm, close) P+I=romantic love P=I+C complete love
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