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Anorexia Nervosa

A potentially life-threatiening eating disorder characterized by refusal to maintain a health body weight, intense fear of becoming overweight, a distorted body image, and, in females, late of menstruation (amenhorrhea).

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Attraction-Similarity Hypothesis

The view that people end to develop romantic relationships with people who are similar to themselves in farces such as physical attractiveness, cultural background, personality traits, and interests.

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Propinquity

Nearness.

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Reciprocity

Mutual exchange.

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Homogamy

Like marrying like.

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Agape

Selfless love; a kind of loving that is similar to generosity and charity.

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Philia

Friendship love, which is based on liking and respect rather than sexual desire.

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Eros

The kind of love that is closest in meaning to the modern-day concept of passion.

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Storge

Loving attachment and nonsexual affection; the type of emotion that binds parents to children.

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Infatuation

A state of intense absorption in or focus on another person, which is usually accompanied by sexual desire, elation, and general physiological arousal or excitement; passion.

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Intimacy

Closeness, characterized by deep knowledge and understanding of another person.

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Passion

A powerful, compelling emotion.

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Commitment

A pledge, or decision to maintain a relationship.

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_______ is found to be universally attractive in women.
(a) A good complexion
(b) Slenderness
(c) Plumpness
(d) Socially dominant behavior

(a) A good complexion

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Susan Sprecher and her colleagues found that women are more willing than men to marry someone who is
(a) six or more years yonder than they are.
(b) not good looking.
(c) less well educated than they are.
(d) not likely to hold a steady job.

(b) not good looking.

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Loving attachment, deep friendship, or nonsexual affection describe the ancient Greek concept of
(a) agape.
(b) storge.
(c) eros.
(d) philia.

(d) philia.

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People who say "I keep my lover up in the air about my commitment," or "I got over love affairs pretty easily" appear to be in the _____ style of love.
(a) logical
(b) romantic
(c) game-playing
(d) possessive

(c) game-playing

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According to Sternberg, romantic love involves
(a) passion and intimacy.
(b) passion and commitment.
(c) intimacy and commitment.
(d) passion alone.

(a) passion and intimacy.

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According to the NHSLS, the sex partners of nearly ____% of single European American men are European American women.
(a) 34
(b) 54
(c) 74
(d) 94

(d) 94

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In his study on gender differences in preferences for mates across 37 cultures, Buss found that
(a) men preferred women who earned more money than they did.
(b) women preferred men who were older than they were.
(c) only European men expressed and interest in marriage.
(d) evolutionary forces contributed to preferences in some cultures but not in others.

(b) women preferred men who were older than they were.

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Helen Fisher and her colleagues found that the ____ is highly active when we experience a new romantic love.
(a) regular activating system
(b) prefrontal cortex
(c) metatarsal-phalangeal joint
(d) caudate nucleus

(d) caudate nucleus

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In his study on gender differences in preferences for mates, Buss found that both men and women placed greatest emphasis on
(a) intelligence.
(b) income potential.
(c) facial features.
(d) complexion.

(a) intelligence.

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The Hendricks found that college men were significantly more likely that college women to develop a _____ love style.
(a) friendly
(b) logical
(c) romantic
(d) possessive

(c) romantic