- Attachment Theory
Attachment theory is meant to describe and explain people's enduring patterns of relationships from birth to death. This domain overlaps considerably with that of Interpersonal Theory. Because attachment is thought to have an evolutionary basis, attachment theory is also related to Sociobiology.
(Added: 29-Mar-2000 Hits: 23242)
- Exotic Becomes Erotic
A developmental theory of erotic/romantic attraction is presented that provides the same basic account for opposite-sex and same-sex desire in both men and women. It proposes that biological variables, such as genes, prenatal hormones, and brain neuroanatomy, do not code for sexual orientation per se but for childhood temperaments that influence a child's preferences for sex-typical or sex-atypical activities and peers. These preferences lead children to feel different from opposite- or same-sex peers--to perceive them as dissimilar, unfamiliar, and exotic. This, in turn, produces heightened nonspecific autonomic arousal that subsequently gets eroticized to that same class of dissimilar peers: Exotic becomes erotic. (in pdf)
(Added: 21-Jul-1999 Hits: 15275)
- Face Research Online
This website has a number of short experiments and questionnaires that assess your face and voice preferences (i.e. what you find attractive in faces and voices). Extensive feedback is given at the end of each experiment so you can find out if you have similar face and voice preferences to other people.
(Added: 23-May-2005 Hits: 7229)
- Physical Attraction
Levels of physical attractiveness have
the potential to influence others in
powerful ways. Attributions based on
perceptions of physical attractiveness
can either add to one’s status or
stigmatize them. Males and females have
different cognitive schemas about the
attractiveness of the opposite sex.
(Added: 21-Mar-1999 Hits: 36173)
- Temporal Course of the Basic Components of Love Throughout Relationships
In a recent work (C. Yela, 1996) a structural theoretical model of love was proposed, introducing some variations on Sternberg's model (1986), and affirming four basic dimensions: Erotic Passion, Romantic Passion, Intimacy and Commitment. In this work, we aim to test the dynamic side of the model, that is, the temporal course of the components throughout a relationship. Thus, we applied the same scales (including items from Sternberg and other authors) to a sample of 412 subjects. Global analysis of the evolution of the components seems to suggest the existence of three main stages in love relationships: "Being in love", "Passional love" and "Companionate love".
(Added: 28-Mar-2000 Hits: 12586)