Posted on January 30, 2015
In honor of Valentine's Day, a timely excerpt from Psychology of Love 101 by Karin Sternberg.
“When is it love? I know I like , but I’m not sure I love him (her).”
The theories described in this excerpt and especially in the book may help you answer this question for yourself. But first it may help to think about the relation between liking and loving. This may seem to...
Posted on October 24, 2013
As an undergraduate student in psychology at the University of Connecticut years ago, I found the major interesting yet somewhat disjointed. In one class you’d learn some interesting but kind of random facts about human behavior – in a different class, you’d learn about how such-and-such perspective is not supported at all by data – while the class with the professor down the hall an hour later would seem to refute this point. Until I took the course titled, simply, Animal Behavior,...