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Romanticism

  • By: Denise Bartell
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Romanticism refers to a set of beliefs about the nature of love and romantic relationships, and more specifically about the characteristics of, or criteria for, an ideal relationship. These beliefs tend to emphasize the affective components of relationships and minimize or ...

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