The Three Dimensions Of Love Include Passion, Intimacy, And Commitment

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Jazmin Mejia Psych 106 Dr. Taylor July 21, 2015 Final Term Paper Question #1: Sternberg’s three dimensions of love include passion, intimacy, and commitment. Passion is described by Sternberg as an intense physical and emotional feeling characterized by excitement and euphoria which in turn activate hormones and neurons in the body and mind. Intimacy is described as the feeling of closeness and connectedness in addition to sharing secrets and nakedness. Lastly, commitment ties the other two dimensions and is described as mutual caregiving, shared possessions, and forgiveness. Furthermore, commitment is a decision to remain with one another with future plans that takes a lot of dedication and work. An example of a type of love that is probably common at the beginning of relationships is romantic love in which passion and intimacy are present. Romantic love begins with passion, leads to intimacy and eventually to commitment, if the relationship continues to develop. An example of a type of love that is probably more common as the relationship develops is companionate love characterized by a combination of intimacy and commitment. Because passion fades, intimacy may grow and stabilize meanwhile commitment may also develop, particularly increasing when children are born. Question #2: The text describes two forms of domestic violence, situational couple violence and intimate terrorism. Situational couple violence is the most common violence and is described as physical and

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