Chapter 7 Love, Attraction, Attachment and Intimate Relationships. What Is Love?. Difficult to define special attitude with behavioral and emotional components different things to different people difficult to measure. What Is Love? (cont.). Rubin's "love scale" 3 components attachment
Fig. 7.1 Sternberg’s love triangle: (passion, intimacy and commitment) and the various kinds of love as reflected in different combinations of the three components. Note: Nonlove is the absence of all three components.
Fig. 7.2 Sternberg theorizes that the passion component of love peaks early in a relationship and then declines, whereas the other two components, intimacy and commitment, continue to build gradually over time.
Fig. 7.5 Noncohabitational Sexual Partnerships by Race and Sex
Fig. 7.3 How willing would you be to marry someone who….