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Chapter 11 20 Sexual Psychology
Sexual Psychology Glossary
The tendency to like someone more if we have been exposed to him or her repeatedly.
The tendency to have contact with people equal in social status.
The tendency for men and women to choose as partners people who match them, that is, who are similar in attitudes, intelligence, and attractiveness.
A quality of relationships characterized by commitment, feelings of closeness and trust, and self-disclosure.
Telling personal things about yourself.
A story about what love should be like, including characters, a plot, and a theme.
A state of intense longing for union with the other person and of intense physiological arousal.
A feeling of deep attachment and commitment to a person with whom one has an intimate relationship.
Defining some concept or term by how it is measured, for example, defining intelligence as those abilities that are measured by IQ tests.
Berscheid and Walster's theory that two conditions must exist simultaneously for passionate love to occur: physiological arousal and attaching a cognitive label ("love") to the feeling.
Two-component theory of love
When one is in a stage of physiological arousal (e.g. from exercising or being in a frightening situation), attributing these feelings to love or attraction to the person present.
Misattribution of arousal
What the speaker means
What someone else understands the speaker to mean.
A communicator whose impact matches his or her intent.
Speaking for yourself, using the word "I", not mind reading.
Making assumptions about what your partner thinks or feels.
Giving specific examples of the issue being discussed.
Telling your partner what you are feeling by stating your thoughts clearly, simply, and honestly.
Censoring or not saying things that would be deliberately hurtful to your partner or that are irrelevant.
Saying, in your own words, what you thought your partner meant.
Communication not through words, but through the body; for example, eye contact, tone of voice, touching.
Telling your partner that, given his or her point of view, you can see why he or she thinks a certain way.
A set of rules designed to make arguments constructive rather than destructive.