SAGE Journal Articles

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Article 1: Fehr, B., Harasymchuk, C., & Sprecher, S. (2014). Compassionate love in romantic relationships: A review and some new findings. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 31(5), 575–600. doi: 10.1177/0265407514533768

Summary: In this article, we review research on compassionate love, a relative newcomer to the close relationships field, and present findings that more fully flesh out the nature of the experience of this kind of love.


Article 2: Sumter, S. R., Valkenburg, P. M., & Peter, J. (2013). Perceptions of love across the lifespan: Differences in passion, intimacy, and commitment. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 37(5), 417–427. doi: 10.1177/0165025413492486

Summary: This study investigated perceptions of love across the life span using Sternberg’s triangular theory of love.


Article 3: Jankowiak, W., Shen, Y., Yao, S., Wang, C., & Volsche, S. (2015). Investigating love's universal attributes: A research report from china. Cross-Cultural Research, 49(4), 422.

Summary: There are no cognitive studies of love conducted in an Asian culture. Our study is the first to probe the cognitive qualities that urban Chinese youth associate with what it means to be in love.