Publisher : Springer
ISBN-10 : 3030150224, 3030150194
ISBN-13 : 978-3030150228, 978-3030150198
ASIN : B07XTJ5L3T
This ambitious volume integrates findings from various disciplines in a comprehensive description of the modern research on love and provides a systematic review of love experience and expression from cross-cultural perspective. It explores numerous interdisciplinary topics, bringing together research in biological and social sciences to explore love, probing the cross-cultural similarities and differences in the feelings, thoughts, and expressions of love. The book’s scope, which includes a review of major theories and key research instruments, provides a comprehensive background for any reader interested in developing an enlightened understanding of the cultural diversity in the concepts, experience, and expression of love. --- Included among the chapters: •How do people in different cultures conceptualize love? •How similar and different are the experiences and expressions of love across cultures? •What are the cultural factors affecting the experience and expression of love? •Cross-cultural understanding of love as passion, joy, commitment, union, respect, submission, intimacy, dependency, and more. •A review of the past and looking into the future of cross-cultural love research. --- Critical reading for our global age, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Experience and Expression of Love promotes a thorough understanding of cross-cultural similarities and differences in love, and in so doing is valuable not only for love scholars, emotion researchers, and social psychologists, but also for practitioners and clinicians working with multicultural couples and families.