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    Beyond Emotion: Love as an Encounter of Myth and Drive.Lubomir Lamy - 2016 - Emotion Review 8 (2):97-107.
    Starting with a review of research on love as an emotion, with an emphasis on romantic love, it is argued that despite strong emotional correlates evidence is lacking to conclude that love would meet the criteria of basic emotions. Theoretical developments are proposed where love is conceived of as a combination of an objectless drive, a desire for love, and a mythical and scripted representation that offers the possibility of labeling the current core affect. I argue that the basic motive (...)
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    Love or the Black Sun of Personal Relationships.Lubomir Lamy - 2011 - Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 41 (3):247-259.
    Previous research about love, in the social-psychological literature, has focused on the antecedents, or causes, of love. Moreover, within the field of Personal Relationships, love is often regarded as implicitly present, and thus, is not treated directly. Here, we address the possibility of a reversal of this perspective, where love is no longer treated as a dependent variable but as an independent variable. We show that this change is necessary to promote the status of love to that of a reliable (...)
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    A Quest for the Meaning of Rising Love.Lubomir Lamy - 2016 - Emotion Review 8 (2):113-114.
    The commentaries by Cacioppo and Cacioppo, Jankowiak, Marazziti, and Aron and Aron admirably illustrate the multifaceted nature of love and the difficulty of bringing together such diverse perspectives. Rising love is still far from being the subject of true experimental study since the experimenter often only observes the consequences thereof, and attempts to reconstitute in hindsight the circumstances of its onset.
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