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Sexual attraction : the psychology of allure

Author: James Giles
Publisher: Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, An Imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scholar James Giles presents jargon-free information that is accessible and fascinating to the general reader as well as highly useful and informative to students and researchers in social psychology, sexology, sex and marital therapy, and relationship counseling. The book explores subjects such as how sexual attraction is fundamentally different from other forms of interpersonal attraction and how at the heart of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Giles
ISBN: 9781440830013 1440830010 9781440830020 1440830029
OCLC Number: 856053805
Description: x, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Interpersonal attraction and sexual attraction --
Ways of being attracted to other people --
Sexual attraction and physical appearance --
Allure --
The origins of allure --
2. Exchanging glances --
Types of strangers --
The allure of strangers --
Strangers in dreams --
3. Just friends --
Friendship --
Cross-sex friendship --
The allure of cross-sex friends --
4. More than just friends --
Sexual friendship --
The place of sex in sexual friendship --
The allure of sexual friends --
5. It turned out so right --
Romantic attraction --
Lovers and friends --
The allure of romantic partners --
6. With the help of helplessness --
Notes --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: James Giles.

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How and why does sexual attraction happen? This book is an exploration of the universal yet highly individualized experience of being sexually attracted to another person.  Read more...

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