A prolegomenon to an epidemiology of love: Theory, measurement, and health outcomes
Journal/Book: J Soc Clin Psychol. 2000; 19: 72 Spring Street, New York, NY 10012, USA. Guilford Publications Inc. 117-136.
Abstract: Existing research and writing on the topic of love is explored in order to encourage study of the epidemiology of love. Theoretical work in the psychology of love is reviewed, followed by a profile of measurement instruments developed to assess love. Next, existing empirical findings linking love-related constructs to health and healing are summarized. Finally, an outline is provided of pertinent questions in the epidemiology of love. The possibility is raised that love may not be just a host factor, similar to other psychosocial constructs, but also an agent of salutogenesis.
Note: Article Levin J, 13520 Kiowa, Valley Falls,KS 66088 USA
Keyword(s): HOST-RESISTANCE; ROMANTIC LOVE; REFLECTIONS; ATTITUDES; MODEL; MEN