Theories on Love

Theories on Love

One’s interpretation and understanding of sexuality generally vacillate during his or her lifespan. These experiences are affected by diverse factors that include biopsychosocial, economic, cultural, religious, and spiritual factors. Various theories have come into play and have helped in understanding the concept of love, intimacy, and commitment.

Using the South University Online Library, the Internet, or the course readings, research about the concept of love, intimacy, and commitment. Based on your research, complete the following tasks:Provide your understanding of love, commitment, and intimacy.Describe Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love.Describe the eight basic ways in which intimacy, passion, and commitment combine.Describe the geometry of love. Assess the validity that you think these above-mentioned theories hold.Explain the different types of love. Sit with your partner, examine Sternberg’s triangle and chalk out your own triangle. Ask your partner to do the same. Now, analyze thoroughly and look how they match or did not match. Compare the balance of your relationship with the readings provided in the textbook (if you are not in a relationship currently, you may use a previous relationship).

Justify your answers with appropriate reasoning and examples.

Cite any sources in APA format.

Submission Details

Name your document SU_PSY4040_W4_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc.Assignment 2 Grading CriteriaMaximum PointsProvided a thorough explanation of the concept of love, commitment, and intimacy.10Described Sternberg’s Triangular Theory of Love.10Explained the eight basic ways in which intimacy, passion, and commitment combine.5Described the geometry of love, and analyzed and explained the validity of these theories.10Explained the different types of love and provided the analysis of the Sternberg’s triangle activity.10Used correct spelling, grammar, professional vocabulary, and APA format.5Total: 50