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The Mating Game is a comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. The comprehensive review and up-to-date information contained in The Mating Game not only provides answers to questions about important life events but also encourages readers' interest in the field of interpersonal relationships and human mating.

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The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. This comprehensive review of theory and empirical research takes an integrated perspective on ...

Love Gone Bad: Problematic Aspects of Love
Love gone bad: Problematic aspects of love

Love is associated with a variety of positive events. For example, the experience of loving another person may allow us to feel intimacy, contentment, and satisfaction; to experience passion, joy, and excitement; and to provide and receive emotional and social support. All of these experiences, in turn, can enhance and promote our psychological and even our physical well-being. But there is another side to love as well—a dangerous, destructive, and problematic side that is associated with dysfunction, negative emotion, and other less-than-enjoyable outcomes. This chapter examines the “dark” side of love.

Unrequited Passionate Love

Folk wisdom (actually, Victorian poet Alfred Tennyson) tells us ...

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