Romantic Relationships: Perceptions, Social Influences and Gender Differences

Karla M. Hughes (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: FAM029000

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In the first chapter, the authors analyze questionnaire data that revealed how romantic love, gender, family, and religion influence attitudes toward children. Chapter Two focuses on the uses of Tinder, romantic choice decision making in Tinder and the impact of the app in facilitating a different way of dating. Chapter Three investigated the interaction between gender and romantic experiences on closeness to parents and friends for adolescents. Chapter Four explores computer-mediated communication (CMC) in heterosexual young adult romantic relationships, and presents the results of an empirical study in which core relational and personality constructs were hypothesized to link to participants’ interpretations of and reactions to CMC. The main results obtained so far by mathematicians in modeling romantic relationships are reviewed in Chapter Five. Though relationships with friends and family members contribute to well-being, some research suggests that the quality of one’s romantic relationships has a significantly greater effect on happiness. Chapter Six concluded the book by discussing this research. (Imprint: Nova)

Preface

Chapter 1. Romantic Love and Desire for Children, and Other Social Influences
Brandi Bragg, I. Joyce Chang and David Knox (East Carolina University, Greenville, USA)

Chapter 2. Tinder and Location Based Dating
Martin Graff (Reader in Psychology, School of Psychology, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, UK)

Chapter 3. The Effects of Romance and Sexual Experience on Social Networks During Late Adolescence: Gender Matters
Harry Freeman (Division of Counseling and Psychology in Education, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, USA)

Chapter 4. Romantic Relationship Quality and Technological Communication: Examining the Roles of Attachment Representations and Rejection Sensitivity
Ron C. Bean, MS and Renee V. Galliher, PhD (Department of Psychology, Utah State University, Logan, USA)

Chapter 5. Mathematical Models of Romantic Relationships
Sergio Rinaldi and Fabio Della Rossa (Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering, Polytechnic University of Milan, Milan, Italy, and others)

Chapter 6. The Contribution of Romantic Relationships to Well-Being
Gaelen Andrews, Maxine R. Crawford and Mark D. Holder (University of British Columbia, Psychology, Kelowna, Canada)

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