These are follow-up links and citations for my recent Psychology Today blog post on Taming Love… With Science.
Please I want some more… science.
These are all pdfs to peer-reviewed research.
Tell me more about research on romantic love in general.
Reis, H. T., & Aron, A. (2008). Love: What is it, why does it matter, and how does it operate?. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3(1), 80-86.
What’s this about shared cognitive representations in positive interactions?
Lakey, B., & Orehek, E. (2011). Relational regulation theory: A new approach to explain the link between perceived social support and mental health. Psychological Review, 118(3), 482.
I’m really interested in how it is that desires hijack mental processes. Where can I read more?
Hofmann, W., & Van Dillen, L. (2012). Desire: The New Hot Spot in Self-Control Research. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 21(5), 317-322.
I’d like to read more about the neuroscience of love.
Aron, A., Fisher, H., Mashek, D. J., Strong, G., Li, H., & Brown, L. L. (2005). Reward, motivation, and emotion systems associated with early-stage intense romantic love. Journal of neurophysiology, 94(1), 327-337.
Xu, X., Brown, L., Aron, A., Cao, G., Feng, T., Acevedo, B., & Weng, X. (2012). Regional brain activity during early-stage intense romantic love predicted relationship outcomes after 40 months: An fMRI assessment. Neuroscience Letters.
Enough with the science, just serve me up some love.
This is a beautiful, if scientifically meaningless, short film on an fMRI “love competition”.
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