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Kendra Cherry

The Psychology of Love

By February 13, 2014

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Love is in the air this week. Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day alone or with your significant other, now is a good time to learn more about the psychology of love. While love is the focus of poems, books, movies, and art, it has only recently become the subject of scientific research. How do psychologists define love? Many definitions exist, but most agree that caring, attachment, and intimacy are all key elements.

Of course, while psychologists can offer up theories explaining the nature of love, each individual has their own deeply personal interpretation. Learn more about some of the major theories of love.

You might want to also take this quiz designed to identify your romantic attachment styles. Researchers suggest that your attachment style can have an impact on your romantic relationships.

Looking for some words of wisdom related to love? About.com's Guide to Quotations, Simran Khurana, has put together a fun and inspiring list of some of the best Valentine's Day quotes. Not in the mood for love? She also has some great anti-Valentine's Day quotes.

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