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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.
Table of Contents
|What is Attraction?||p. 4|
|Conceptual Concerns||p. 6|
|The Two Components of Attraction||p. 6|
|Social Forces||p. 7|
|Psychological Forces||p. 8|
|General Social Market Forces||p. 9|
|The Reinforcement-Affect Theory||p. 15|
|Critique of the Reinforcement-Affect Theory||p. 16|
|The Basics||p. 21|
|Structural Aspects||p. 23|
|The Temporal Order||p. 23|
|Involvement Contour||p. 27|
|The Social Psychology Of Relationship||p. 38|
|The Law of Reversed Effort||p. 38|
|The Principle of Least Interest||p. 41|
|Conditioning Index||p. 48|
|Pain & Pleasure||p. 52|
|Love, Hate, Indifference||p. 55|
|Random Reinforcement||p. 59|
|The Deprivation/Satiation Proposition||p. 65|
|Gender Differences||p. 70|
|Getting the Cheese||p. 73|
|Unilateral Awareness||p. 95|
|Types of Sampling||p. 96|
|Bilateral Awareness||p. 97|
|Unilateral Interest in Pairing||p. 98|
|Should You Put Your Best Foot Forward||p. 99|
|Bilateral Interest in Pairing||p. 107|
|Collecting Running Water||p. 115|
|Have a Back Bone||p. 118|
|Stick Up for Yourself||p. 118|
|Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?||p. 122|
|Spiritual Stimulation||p. 131|
|Recreational Stimulation||p. 132|
|Adventurous Stimulation||p. 133|
|Intellectual Stimulation||p. 135|
|Emotional Stimulation||p. 135|
|Dissolution of a Relationship||p. 145|
|Is Reading About Breaking Up a Gender Specific Phenomenon?||p. 148|
|Initiator Versus Partner||p. 157|
|Hurt: It's Inevitable||p. 157|
|What Resists; Persists!||p. 158|
|The Law of Reversed Effort||p. 160|
|Transition Person||p. 162|
|What Is Considered Progress?||p. 164|
|The More You Date, the Better You Will Feel?||p. 167|
|Be Prepared for the Unexpected||p. 168|
|The Temporal Order as Research Template||p. 174|
|Theoretical Neutrality||p. 175|
|EMIC Versus ETIC Approaches||p. 176|
|Theoretical Scope and Usefulness||p. 177|
|Difference Between Value Domains||p. 179|
|Total Institutions||p. 181|
|Future Research on Social Types||p. 184|
|Longitudinal Research||p. 185|
|Total Institutions||p. 185|
|Recommended Readings||p. 191|
|About the Author||p. 197|
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