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The science of compassionate love : theory, research, and applications / edited by Beverley Fehr, Susan Sprecher, and Lynn G. Underwood.

Contributor(s): Fehr, Beverley Anne, 1958- | Sprecher, Susan, 1955- | Underwood, Lynn G.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xv, 469 pages) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781444303087; 1444303082; 9781444303070; 1444303074.Subject(s): CompassionAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Science of compassionate love.DDC classification: 177/.7
Contents:
Definitions, theory, and measurement -- The sociodemographics of compassionate love -- Compassionate love in close relationships -- Compassionate love for non-close others -- Compassionate love in health care and other caregiving contexts -- Compassionate love in an intercultural context.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Definitions, theory, and measurement -- The sociodemographics of compassionate love -- Compassionate love in close relationships -- Compassionate love for non-close others -- Compassionate love in health care and other caregiving contexts -- Compassionate love in an intercultural context.

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CHOICE Review

For this splendid collection, Fehr (psychology, Univ. of Winnipeg), Sprecher (sociology, Illinois State University), and Underwood (biomedical humanities, Hiram College) assembled 15 original essays on "the science of compassionate love," i.e., "the kind of love that is a central feature in many religious traditions: a self-giving, caring love that values the other highly and has the intention of giving full life to the other." The contributors work in a variety of disciplines--social psychology, communication, health science. Together they present a state-of-the-art perspective, oriented toward future scientific investigations of compassionate love but in touch with its roots in developments such as humanistic psychology. This volume will have special appeal for psychologists but also, one can only hope, for humanists invested in the recent turn toward positive psychology. Mental health practitioners will also benefit from the clear delineation of the subject, finding links, for example, between compassionate love and the art of compassion central to mindfulness-based psychotherapies grounded in the Buddhist psychological tradition. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals. M. Uebel University of Texas

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Beverley Fehr is Professor of Psychology at the University of Winnipeg.<br> <p><br></p> <p> Susan Sprecher is Professor of Sociology with Joint Appointment in Psychology at Illinois State University.<br></p> <p><br></p> <p> Lynn G. Underwood is Professor of Biomedical Humanities at Hiram College.</p>

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