Theories of Love Development, Maintenance, and Dissolution: Octagonal Cycle and Differential Perspectives


Love presents itself as a complex, multidimensional phenomenon that has been considered one of the most intense and powerful of all human emotions. This book is a comprehensive compilation, analysis, and evaluation of existing views and theories about love development, maintenance, and dissolution. It examines diverse theorizations in terms of their theoretical foundations, basic principles, empirical evidence, and strengths and weaknesses. The volume also suggests future directions for developing love studies as a comprehensive, multidisciplinary scientific discipline.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Oliver C. S. Tzeng
  • Marilen Gomez
  • Cheryl Chataignier
  • Sun-Im Yoo
  • Miguel Gandarillas
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992


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