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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students’ research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.

The Nature of Love
The nature of love

There are few topics that intrigue people as much as love. Almost everybody has experienced it in his or her life, and many view it as one of the most important things in their life. Take a look at novels in a bookstore, at the movies that are being screened at the movie theaters, or at the songs that radio stations broadcast every day. Many of them deal with love. Love seems to be almost everywhere, in one form or another.

Love is very powerful, and has the power to make people very happy. At the same time, however, love has the potential to make people very unhappy. A look in the newspaper confirms that love sometimes leads to ...

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