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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2011-07-08
  • Publisher: Learning Solutions
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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

Prefacep. ix
Introductionp. 1
What is Attraction?p. 4
Conceptual Concernsp. 6
The Two Components of Attractionp. 6
Social Forcesp. 7
Psychological Forcesp. 8
General Social Market Forcesp. 9
Valuep. 10
The Reinforcement-Affect Theoryp. 15
Critique of the Reinforcement-Affect Theoryp. 16
Conclusionp. 19
The Basicsp. 21
Structural Aspectsp. 23
The Temporal Orderp. 23
Embeddednessp. 25
Involvement Contourp. 27
The Social Psychology Of Relationshipp. 38
The Law of Reversed Effortp. 38
The Principle of Least Interestp. 41
Conditioning Indexp. 48
Pain & Pleasurep. 52
Love, Hate, Indifferencep. 55
Random Reinforcementp. 59
The Deprivation/Satiation Propositionp. 65
Gender Differencesp. 70
Getting the Cheesep. 73
Conclusionp. 83
Establishingp. 85
Pre-Awarenessp. 87
Samplingp. 90
Unilateral Awarenessp. 95
Types of Samplingp. 96
Bilateral Awarenessp. 97
Unilateral Interest in Pairingp. 98
Should You Put Your Best Foot Forwardp. 99
Bilateral Interest in Pairingp. 107
Pairingp. 110
Conclusionp. 111
Maintainingp. 113
Collecting Running Waterp. 115
Have a Back Bonep. 118
Stick Up for Yourselfp. 118
Is Honesty Always the Best Policy?p. 122
Jealousyp. 126
Stimulationp. 129
Spiritual Stimulationp. 131
Recreational Stimulationp. 132
Adventurous Stimulationp. 133
Intellectual Stimulationp. 135
Emotional Stimulationp. 135
Me-US-Youp. 136
Conclusionp. 142
Dissolution of a Relationshipp. 145
Is Reading About Breaking Up a Gender Specific Phenomenon?p. 148
Uncouplingp. 152
Initiator Versus Partnerp. 157
Hurt: It's Inevitablep. 157
What Resists; Persists!p. 158
The Law of Reversed Effortp. 160
Transition Personp. 162
What Is Considered Progress?p. 164
The More You Date, the Better You Will Feel?p. 167
Be Prepared for the Unexpectedp. 168
Conclusionp. 170
Discussionp. 173
The Temporal Order as Research Templatep. 174
Theoretical Neutralityp. 175
EMIC Versus ETIC Approachesp. 176
Theoretical Scope and Usefulnessp. 177
Difference Between Value Domainsp. 179
Total Institutionsp. 181
Conclusionp. 181
Conclusionp. 183
Future Research on Social Typesp. 184
Longitudinal Researchp. 185
Total Institutionsp. 185
Conclusionp. 186
Referencesp. 187
Recommended Readingsp. 191
About the Authorp. 197
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