Love and Attraction

Love and Attraction

An International Conference

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Editors: Mark Cook, Glenn Wilson
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279725

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Love and Attraction is a collection of papers presented at the International Conference on Love and Attraction. This book is organized into 12 parts encompassing 78 chapters that cover various aspects of the subjects, including friendship, intimacy, and sexuality. The introductory parts deal with the psychological aspects of physical attractiveness, non-verbal intimacy, attraction, and friendship. The subsequent parts examine the geographical difference in mate selection, marital relations, and romantic love. These chapters also look into the structural features of personality, behavior, and romantic love. These topics are followed by discussions of exchange theory applications to love and attraction; the social psychology of human sexuality; relationship between sexual behavior and society; and sex therapy. The final parts are devoted to other sex related topics, including sex therapy, erotica, arousal, child sexuality, and pedophilia. This book will prove useful to psychologists, sociologists, psychiatrists, counselors, and other academic and clinical workers.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    List of Contributors

    I. Physical Attractiveness

    Physical Attractiveness and Interpersonal Attraction

    The Ubiquity of Physical Appearance as a Determinant of Social Relationships

    Women's Somatic Preferences

    The Psychological Significance of Facial Deformity

    Body-Behavior Problems: A Conceptualization

    The Impact of Physical Attractiveness on an Employment Decision

    Physical Attractiveness and its Relationship to Self-Esteem: Preliminary Findings

    The Integration of Physical and Social Information in Social Perception

    The Effects of Attractiveness, Feature Saliency and Liking on Memory for Faces

    The Physically Attractive Woman at Age 40: Precursors in Adolescent Personality and Adult Correlates from a Longitudinal Study

    II. Non-Verbal Intimacy, Attraction and Friendship

    Mammalian Pheromones — Sense or Nonsense?

    Pupillary Dilation as a Sexual Signal and its Links with Adolescence

    Rapport and Timeless Moments: a Micro-Dissection

    Regulation of Intimacy in Social Encounters: The Effects of Sex of Interactants and Information About Attitude Similarity

    Tactical Self-Presentation and Interpersonal Attraction

    Blueprint for a Social Psychological Theory of Loneliness

    Heterosexual Attraction and Attributional Processes in Fear-Producing Situations

    When "I Disagree" means "I will like you Longer": Attributions of Causality in Acquaintance

    Behavioral and Sociometric Indices of Friendship in Children

    Non-Verbal Expressions of Intimacy in Children

    Affiliation and Attraction in Field Settings

    III. Mate Selection

    The Social Geography of Marriage

    Marital Choice: Matching or Complementation?

    A Test of Toman's Theory of Mate Selection

    Mate Selection and the Lady Role

    Interreligious Courtship in Northern Ireland

    Mate Selection in the Netherlands

    Mate Selection: A Transactional Analysis Model

    Mate Selection in the Absence of Face-To-Face Relations

    IV. Marital Relations

    Longitudinal Study of Marital Success and Failure

    Unmarried Cohabitation in Sweden

    The Study of Jealousy as a Dispositional Characteristic

    The Emotional Responses of Husbands to Suicide Attempts by their Wives

    V. Romantic Love

    Structural Features of the Romantic Love Relationship

    Personality and Behavioral Correlates of Romantic Love

    Male-Female Similarities and Differences in Conceptualizing Love

    The Kinetic-Potential Theory of Love

    Changing Family Structure and Conjugal Love: the Case of the Akan of Ghana

    Romantic Love as a Basis for Marriage

    The "Many-Splendoured Thing" in Transition or "The Agony and the Ecstasy" Revisited

    Homeric Love

    VI. Exchange Theory Applications to Love And Attraction

    Social Exchange in Intimate Relationships

    Exchange and Liking

    The Implications of Exchange Orientation on the Dyadic Functioning of Heterosexual Cohabitors

    Differential Factors in Need for Love

    VII. The Social Psychology of Human Sexuality

    Sexual Stimulation and Sociosexual Behaviors

    Determinants of Contraceptive Values and Practices

    Equity and Extramarital Sex

    Equity and Premarital Sex

    VIII. Sexual Behavior and Society

    Sex, Society and the Individual

    Contemporary American Sex Shocks: Implications for Love, Commitment and Relationships

    The Sources of Sexual Information of a Sample of Canadian Adolescents

    Changes in Courtship and Cohabitation in Canada, 1968-1977

    Birth Order and Premarital Sexual Permissiveness

    The Social Origins of Some Sexual Taboos

    Sexual Behavior, Personality and Hormonal Characteristics of Heterosexual, Homosexual and Bisexual Men

    Personality Attributes of the Average Rubber Fetishist

    Health-Care Practitioners and the Seductive

    Hospitalized Person

    Sexual Behavior and the Theory of Psychological Reversals

    Micropenis: Use of a Prosthetic Penis in a 9-year-old Boy

    IX. Sex Therapy

    The Effects of Drugs on Sexual Function

    The Use of Film or Manual for Anorgasmic Women

    The Sexual-Enhancement Week-End Workshop: Assets and Limitations

    Meditative Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction

    Group Therapy for Increasing the Sexual Interest of Female Patients and their Partners

    Saboteurs of Sex Therapy

    Ways of Coping with Sabotage

    X. Erotica and Arousal

    Male-Female Differences in Responses to Erotica

    Erotic Arousal in Males and Females as Perceived by their Respective Same- and Opposite-Sex Peers

    Dimensions of Masculinity and Female Reactions to Male Nudity

    Rock and Roll: Arousal Music or a Reflection of Changing Mores

    XI. Infant and Child Sexuality

    Infant and Child Sexuality: Capacity and Experience

    Processes in Sexual Development

    Pedophilia: The Consequences for the Child

    The Sexual Rights of Children: Implications of a Radical Perspective

    XII. Pedophilia

    The Participating Victim: A Study of Sexual Offences Against Pre-Pubertal Boys

    Some Meanings of Children for Pedophiles

    A Social Skills Training Program with Sex Offenders

    Images of Pedophilia

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 571
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483279725

About the Editors

Mark Cook

Mark Cook has been in the oil and gas industry since 1981. He spent eleven years with Shell International working as a reservoir engineer in a variety of locations world-wide and has worked on exploration prospect evaluation, field development planning and production operations. After completing an MBA, he left Shell to co-found TRACS International, providing training and consultancy services to the industry, and worked as petroleum engineer and company Director. When TRACS was acquired by AGR Petroleum Services, he managed the UK and Russian Reservoir Management businesses until 2011. He is active in reserves evaluation for clients including international oil companies, small to medium enterprises. Mark has written and delivers a series of training courses in reservoir engineering, risk analysis and petroleum economics. He is co-author of the popular “Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production” textbook, a SPE Distinguished Lecturer and guest lecturer in petroleum engineering at Aberdeen University, Heriot-Watt University and University College Dublin.

Affiliations and Expertise

TRACS International, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Glenn Wilson

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