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Chapter 7 - Love and Communication in Intimate Relationships
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state of extreme absorption in another person; also known as romantic love
type of love characterized by friendly affection and deep attachment based on extensive familiarity
thinking component of Sternberg's triangular love theory
emotional component of Sternberg's triangular love theory
motivational component of Sternberg's triangular love theory
geographic nearness of one person to another, which is an important factor in interpersonal attraction
mere exposure effect
phenomenon in which repeated exposure to novel stimuli tends to increase liking for such stimuli
quality of sharing of beliefs, interests, and values, which is a factor in attraction
practice of responding in kind when a person is the recipient of positive expressions
beauty and aesthetics, which are powerful factors in attracting lovers to each other
intense emotional tie between individuals, such as an infant and a parent or adult lovers
short-term, loveless sexual liaisons that occur during a brief interval
"friends with benefits" relationships (FWBRs)
interaction based on sex without romance/commitment between people who know and like each other
underlying knowledge that each partner in a relationship reciprocates cares for the other
inquiry that begins with "why" and is often a thinly veiled criticism or attack
inquiry that asks for a one-word answer, thus providing little opportunity for discussion
inquiry that allows a respondent to share any feelings or information they think is relevant
inquiry that allows for a statement of a preference
presentation of reassurance to one's partner that it's okay to talk about feelings or needs
left side of triangle
right side of triangle
bottom of triangle
Rosa and Ted met at a party a few weeks ago. Now they spend every minute together and can't keep their hands off each other.Which type of love is this couple experiencing?
Which of the following terms best reflects the experience of companionate love?
What are the three primary components of Sternberg's triangular theory of love?
Intimacy, passion, commitment
According to Sternberg, a couple who has been married a long time and is unhappy but stays together due to a sense of mutual obligation is experiencing which of the following?
c. Empty love
Frank and Claire Underwood, the main characters in the television drama House of Cards, seem to be less focused on romantic passion and more focused on using their relationship to gain political power.According to Lee's theory, what type of love is this couple experiencing?
b. Pragmatic love
After a long frustrating day at work trying to please her miserable boss, Latoya knows that once she gets home and relaxes on the couch with her husband Zack, everything will feel much better.What enables Latoya to release all her stress and feel happy with her husband?
Jamila was so happy when she and Harry started dating that life felt like a wonderful dream. When Harry dumped her after a month, Jamila stayed in her room all weekend crying and overcome with a feeling of emptiness.What caused Jamila to react this way after only a short relationship?
b. Decrease in phenylethylamine
Cassie is a 38-year-old Baptist. She works as a college professor, enjoys camping, and is a traditional meat-and-potatoes girl.With whom will Cassie experience the greatest chance for homophily?
Joanne, a 41-year-old Methodist who works as an HR director, enjoys kayaking and prefers anything barbecue.
Which of the following aspects of a relationship is most likely to be enhanced when two people have considerable similarity?
Taylor got the sense that Ravi liked him, so he began to have feelings for Ravi. Recognizing and enjoying Taylor's feelings for him, Ravi's feelings for Taylor grew—which in turn caused Taylor's feelings for him to increase.Which term best describes what Taylor and Ravi are experiencing?
Salwa has a job interview. The company's onsite daycare center invited her to bring her infant Max to check it out while she was meeting with the HR department. Salwa played with Max for a bit, then went to her interview. When she returned, Max seemed angry with her—but the daycare staff said he had cried inconsolably when she left.Which attachment style best describes Max?
Kimanee tends to get very worried over the slightest sign of conflict with his girlfriend Lena. She doesn't understand why he seems so untrusting in their relationship.Which of the following describes a likely behavior of Kimanee's mom when he was a child?
She fed him at inconsistent times.
Marisol and Kenny have been going out for six months. They are generally happy, although Kenny is surprised by Marisol's unwarranted jealousy and fear that he will leave her.All other things being equal, how long will their relationship likely last?
c. 5 years
Which of the following relationships will likely offer the least overall emotional satisfaction to a person?
Which of the following will likely cause a lower potential for jealousy in a person?
b. High self-esteem
According to the authors, what serves as a foundation for effective sexual communication among partners?
Lately Helen has been feeling unsatisfied in her sexual relationship with her husband Frank. But Helen has no worries about discussing her concerns with him, because she knows that Frank will still care for her regardless of what she says.What enables Helen to have confidence in talking with Frank about this issue?
b. Unconditional positive regard
Which of the following questions will be most useful when a couple is talking about their sex life?
How do you like to start sexual encounters?
When expressing dissatisfaction with sexual issues in a relationship, how can a person responsibly express ownership of their concerns?
Use "I" statements
According to Gottman, which of the following is considered a destructive communication tactic?
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