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Author Regan, Pamela C.

Title The mating game : a primer on love, sex, and marriage / Pamela C. Regan
Edition Second edition
Published Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE, [2008]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  306.7 Reg/Mga 2008  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 347 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Part I. Mating Relationships -- Mate preferences -- Attraction and courtship -- Relationship development -- Conflict and dissolution -- Intervention -- Part II. Love -- General theories of love -- Passionate can compaionate love -- Love gone bad: problematic aspects of love -- Part III. Sex -- Sexual attitudes -- Sex in beginning relationships -- Sex in established relationships -- Sex gone bad: problematic aspects of relational sex -- Part IV. Individual differences -- Maleness and femaleness -- Personality -- Interpersonal belief systems -- Concluding remarks
Summary "The Mating Game: A Primer on Love, Sex, and Marriage, Second Edition, is the only comprehensive, multidisciplinary, introductory text about human mating relationships aimed specifically at a university audience. It progresses beyond a psychological or biological/physiological stance and encompasses a wide array of disciplines. This comprehensive review of theory and empirical research takes an integrated perspective on the fundamental human experiences of love and sex. Strongly grounded in methodology and research design, author Pamela C. Regan offers relevant examples and anecdotes along with ample pedagogy that will spark debate and discussion on these provocative and complex topics." "This text is ideal for upper level undergraduate or graduate students in psychology, family studies, and sociology, who will find this engaging text a valuable tool for course-related research activities, as well as for self-awareness."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Previous ed.: 2003
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-317) and indexes
Subject Mate selection.
Man-woman relationships.
LC no. 2007036616
ISBN 9781412957052 paperback
1412957052 paperback