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1 The Ups and Downs of Love Exploring Social Psychology by David G. Myers 6 th Edition The Ups and Downs of Love Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. McGraw-Hill/Irwin

2 The Ups and Downs of Love What Is Love? Passionate love –A theory of passionate love –Two-factor theory of emotion –Variations in love: Culture and gender Companionate love Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 27-2

3 The Ups and Downs of Love What Enables Close Relationships? Equity –Long-term equity –Perceived equity and satisfaction Self-disclosure The Internet: Intimacy or Isolation? Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 27-3

4 The Ups and Downs of Love The Detachment Process Three ways of coping with a failing relationship: –Some people exhibit loyalty –Others (especially men) exhibit neglect –Others will voice their concerns and take active steps to improve the relationship Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 27-4

5 The Ups and Downs of Love How Do Relationships End? Divorce The detachment process Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 27-5

6 The Ups and Downs of Love Ending Relationships Approximately 50% of American marriages end in divorce Approximately 40% of Canadian marriages end in divorce Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 27-6

7 The Ups and Downs of Love Either working on a relationship or It is dying. Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 27-7

8 The Ups and Downs of Love Measuring Love Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 27-8

9 The Ups and Downs of Love Measuring Love Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. 27-9

10 The Ups and Downs of Love Measuring Love Copyright © 2012 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc


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