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Sternberg's Model of Love

How does Sternberg's model of love account for different kinds of love? What are the implications of his model for satisfaction or lack of satisfaction in intimate relationships?

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1. How does Sternberg's model of love account for different kinds of love?

Sternberg (1988) is a three-dimensional view of love. For example, the experience of love is a function of levels of intimacy, commitment and passion (Sternberg, 1988). In the Table 1 below, for each type of love, a plus sign indicates the presence of each dimension of love, and a minus sign indicates that the dimension is not present. Descriptions of what these combinations of the various love dimensions should tend to be like can be found here.

Table 1: (See attached response)

From http://www.dataguru.org/love/fehrtyp.asp

2. What are the implications of his model for satisfaction or lack of satisfaction in intimate relationships?

The model has implications for intimate relationships in terms of what to expect ...

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This solution explains how Sternberg's model of love accounts for different kinds of love. It also discuses the implications of his model for satisfaction or lack of satisfaction in intimate relationships.

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