Romantic Love Psychology

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Helen Fishers perception about “the brain in love” was surprisingly interesting to say the least. She compared romantic love to that of a cocaine high however it is never ending. Romantic love is an obsession, it possesses you, you lose your sense of self, and you can’t stop thinking about another human being (Fisher, 2008). Helen brought up an interesting fact regarding the reason why we have such an intense craving for love. The reward system for wanting, motivation, craving your focus becomes more active when you can’t get what you want. Speaking from experience I have dealt with a situation with my current wife, she rejected me and didn’t want to be with me. Without even knowing I craved the feelings to be with her making me want to be …show more content…
It was about a psychological study designed to create romantic love in the laboratory. The procedure consisted of two individuals who know nothing about one another take turns asking 36 increasingly personal questions. After all questions have been answered the participants sit and stare into one another’s eyes for 4 minutes without saying a word. Now when first viewing this video I reminisced in my past about a similar way Mandylen conducted her experiment. As a child we called it 21 questions where we asked one another strenuous questions pushing the limits of our personal life. Starting out my reaction was “oh man I can so relate to this video”. However, the ending did not perceive to be what I thought it …show more content…
After viewing each video, I would personally say I related to Mandylen Catron interpersonal opinions about “love” closely related to myself. However, love is a mysterious feeling thast will never be completely understood. Meaning one person’s definition of love could mean one thing and another person’s definition could mean another. Here is a prime example, A 64 item Internet questionnaire was completed by 381 undergraduates at a large southeastern university to assess taking chances in romantic relationships. Almost three fourths (72%) self-identified as being a “person willing to take chances in my love relationship. (Elliott, Easterling, & Knox,

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