Monday, May 12, 2008

Love

One of the most beautiful emotion of human beings is "Love".

Scientists (Gian C. Gonzaga et al.) have found that love serves a function distinct from desire and that love can operate as a commitment device. (Eva L. Wyss) Over the past two centuries concepts of love, as well as the nature of intimate relations, have undergone modifications. Along with these modifications, the language of desire, the text type of the love letter and love-letter writing practice have changed as well.

( Rachel Nowak) Romantic thoughts about a regular partner help to keep us from straying into illicit sexual liaisons. (Susan Sprecher) Love and related phenomena increases with time that is "I love you more today than yesterday". (Abraham Tesser et al.) In love thought about other and love for other have a positive causal impact on one another. Research ( L. L. Bachand et al.) shows that friendship, love and similar backgrounds or interests are most commoc factors for the longevity of a happy marriage.

References:
Abraham Tesser, Delroy L. Paulhus, Toward a causal model of love. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology Volume 34, Issue 6, December 1976, Pages 1095-1105.

Eva L. Wyss, Changes in text type from the nineteenth century to the Internet era. Journal of Historical Pragmatics, Volume 9, Number 2, 2008 , Pages 225-254.

Gian C. Gonzaga, Martie G. Haselton, Julie Smurda, Mari sian Davies and Joshua C. Poore. Love, desire, and the suppression of thoughts of romantic alternatives. Evolution and Human Behavior, Volume 29, Issue 2, March 2008, Pages 119-126.

L. L. Bachand, S. L. Caron, Ties that Bind: A Qualitative Study of Happy Long-Term Marriages. Contemporary Family Therapy, Volume 23, Number 1, March 2001 , Pages 105-121.

Rachel Nowak, Love will keep us together. The New Scientist, Volume 197, Issue 2648, 22 March 2008, Page 15.

Susan Sprecher, “I Love You More Today Than Yesterday”: Romantic Partners’ Perceptions of Changes in Love and Related Affect Over Time. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Volume 76, Issue 1, January 1999, Pages 46-53.

Further Reading:
The Science of Love by John Baines.

Science of Love: The Wisdom of Well-Being by Thomas Jay Oord.

A General Theory of Love by Thomas Lewis

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