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Love : the biology behind the heart

Author: Anthony Walsh
Publisher: London : Taylor and Francis, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Love is a little word with a universe of meanings and has engaged people's interest throughout human history. The need to give and receive love lies deep within human nature. Philosophers, poets, theologians, sociologists, and scientists have all attempted to explain its exact origin, but is it an evolutionary adaptation, or a social construct?Walsh discusses that the nature of and need for love has biological  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Walsh, Anthony, 1941-
Love.
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Transaction Publishers, 2016
(DLC) 2015049220
(OCoLC)932172142
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Walsh
ISBN: 9781351508186 1351508180
OCLC Number: 1001376394
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 300 pages)
Contents: Preface --
What is this thing called love? --
The yearning for oneness --
Love and the brain --
Mother love and Darwinian sexual selection --
Touching hearts, touching minds --
Father love --
Lovelessness and lawlessness --
Love and physical health and illness --
Love and mental health and illness --
Self-love : other love --
Romantic love : its origin and purpose --
The chemistry of romantic love --
Love styles : how do you love me? --
Monogamy and promiscuity --
Love as exchange and barter --
Ecstasy and agony : love and betrayal --
Loving by the numbers --
Expanding the circle : universal love? --
Index.
Responsibility: Anthony Walsh.

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Discusses that the nature of and need for love has biological origins. Walsh draws upon Darwin's sexual selection theory to define the perceptions of love by infants through the process of  Read more...

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