The Science of Compassionate Love: Theory, Research, and Applications

The Science of Compassionate Love: Theory, Research, and Applications

Editor(s): Beverley Fehr, Susan Sprecher, Lynn G. Underwood

Published Online: 23 FEB 2009

Print ISBN: 9781405153935

Online ISBN: 9781444303070

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303070

About this Book

The Science of Compassionate Love is an interdisciplinary volume that presents cutting-edge scholarship on the topics of altruism and compassionate love. The book

  • Adopts a social science approach to understanding compassionate love
  • Emphasizes positive features of social interaction
  • Encourages the appropriate expression of compassionate love both to those in intimate relationships and to strangers
  • Includes articles by distinguished contributors from the fields of Psychology, Sociology, Communication Studies, Family Studies, Epidemiology, Medicine and Nursing
  • Is ideal for workshops on compassionate love, Positive Psychology, and creating constructive interactions between health professionals and patients

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Definitions, Theory, and Measurement

    1. Chapter 3

      Measuring Prosocial Behavior, Altruism, and Compassionate Love on US Television (pages 53–77)

      Stacy L. Smith, Sandi W. Smith, Katherine M. Pieper, Edward Downs, Jina H. Yoo, Becka Bowden, Amber Ferris and Matthew C. Butler

  2. Part II: The Sociodemographics of Compassionate Love

  3. Part III: Compassionate Love in Close Relationships

  4. Part IV: Compassionate Love for Non-Close Others

    1. Chapter 10

      Compassionate Love for Individuals in Other Social Groups (pages 283–308)

      Salena Brody, Stephen C. Wright, Arthur Aron and Tracy McLaughlin-Volpe

  5. Part V: Compassionate Love in Health Care and Other Caregiving Contexts

  6. Part VI: Compassionate Love in an Intercultural Context

    1. Chapter 14

      Testing Aspects of Compassionate Love in a Sample of Indonesian Adolescents (pages 403–430)

      Julie Vaughan, Nancy Eisenberg, Doran C. French, Urip Purwono, Telie A. Suryanti and Sri Pidada

  7. Part VII: Commentary

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