Why We Like Each Other Understanding Attraction, Love, and Relationships

ISBN-10: 0078039975
ISBN-13: 9780078039973
Edition: 2nd 2011
Authors: Pete Padilla
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Description: Why We Like Each Other: Understanding Attraction, Love, and Relationshipscontains some powerful ideas on how relationships work. Dr. Padilla writes in a lucid and down-to-earth style, bringing focus and clarity to a sometimes perplexing subject:  More...

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Book details

List price: $57.33
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 7/8/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 216
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Why We Like Each Other: Understanding Attraction, Love, and Relationshipscontains some powerful ideas on how relationships work. Dr. Padilla writes in a lucid and down-to-earth style, bringing focus and clarity to a sometimes perplexing subject: matters of the heart. Take the weekend off and read this book. The rest of your weekends will never be the same again. In fact, after completing the book, my bet is that your friends will appoint you their informal relationship guru. With that in mind, be careful who you lend this book to, or you may not get it back.

Preface
Introduction
What is Attraction?
Conceptual Concerns
The Two Components of Attraction
Social Forces
Psychological Forces
General Social Market Forces
Value
The Reinforcement-Affect Theory
Critique of the Reinforcement-Affect Theory
Conclusion
The Basics
Structural Aspects
The Temporal Order
Embeddedness
Involvement Contour
The Social Psychology Of Relationship
The Law of Reversed Effort
The Principle of Least Interest
Conditioning Index
Pain & Pleasure
Love, Hate, Indifference
Random Reinforcement
The Deprivation/Satiation Proposition
Gender Differences
Getting the Cheese
Conclusion
Establishing
Pre-Awareness
Sampling
Unilateral Awareness
Types of Sampling
Bilateral Awareness
Unilateral Interest in Pairing
Should You Put Your Best Foot Forward
Bilateral Interest in Pairing
Pairing
Conclusion
Maintaining
Collecting Running Water
Have a Back Bone
Stick Up for Yourself
Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?
Jealousy
Stimulation
Spiritual Stimulation
Recreational Stimulation
Adventurous Stimulation
Intellectual Stimulation
Emotional Stimulation
Me-US-You
Conclusion
Dissolution of a Relationship
Is Reading About Breaking Up a Gender Specific Phenomenon?
Uncoupling
Initiator Versus Partner
Hurt: It's Inevitable
What Resists; Persists!
The Law of Reversed Effort
Transition Person
What Is Considered Progress?
The More You Date, the Better You Will Feel?
Be Prepared for the Unexpected
Conclusion
Discussion
The Temporal Order as Research Template
Theoretical Neutrality
EMIC Versus ETIC Approaches
Theoretical Scope and Usefulness
Difference Between Value Domains
Total Institutions
Conclusion
Conclusion
Future Research on Social Types
Longitudinal Research
Total Institutions
Conclusion
References
Recommended Readings
About the Author

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