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15 terms

Psych Chap 8

defining love and romantic attraction
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factor analysis
a statistical technique for sorting test items or behaviors into conceptually similar groups
passionate love
a state of intense longing for union with another
companionate love
affectionate and tenderness felt for those whose lives are entwined with our own
sociosexual orientation
individual's preference to unrestricted or restricted sex
two-factor theory of love
the theory that love consists of general arousal which is attributed to the presence of an attractive person and labeled as love
need to belong
human need to form and maintain strong, stable relationships
secure base
comfort provided by an attachment figure, which allows the person to venture forth more confidently to explore the environment
secure attachment style
attachments marked by trust that the other person will continue to provide love and support
anxious/ambivalent attachment style
attachments marked by fear of abandonment and the feeling that one's needs are not being met
avoidant attachment style
attachments marked by defensive detachment from the other
erotomania
a disorder involving the fixed belief that one is loved by another, which persists in the face of strong evidence to the contrary
monogamy
martial custom in which one man marries one woman
polygamy
marital custom in which one man marries more than one woman or vice versa
polyandry
marital arrangement that involves one woman and more than one man
polygyny
marital arrangement involving one man and more than one wife