Many Faces of Love

  • Kaarina Määttä
  • Satu Uusiautti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Love along the Course of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 3-17
    3. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 19-39
    4. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 41-51
    5. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 53-62
    6. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 63-81
  3. Love and Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 85-92
    3. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 93-101
    4. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 103-117
  4. Love in Relation to other Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 129-138
    3. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 139-143
  5. Skewed and Crumbled Love

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-145
    2. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 147-158
    3. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 159-172
    4. Kaarina Määttä, Satu Uusiautti
      Pages 173-194
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 195-233

About this book

Introduction

What do we actually talk about when we talk about love? Research on love and emotions has been met with suspicion although people live in a network of relationships from birth to death, and the ability to build and maintain relationships is an important strength. This book provides a comprehensive research-based analysis of love in human life: romantic love and its ups and downs, and the fascination of love, the combination of work and family, the secrets of a long-lasting marriage, senior love, and the throes and relief of a divorce. Love is also discussed in relation to other phenomena, such as friendship, play, and creativity. In addition, themes of parental love and pedagogical love, and the ability to love, as well as dark sides of love are introduced. Love is worth cherishing and practicing. Other people’s experiences may be helpful, and information about the nature of love can relieve the pain. Thus, love, in its various forms, makes the best health insurance! This book is meant for everyone interested in love but also for professionals in various fields, such as psychologists, educators, and couple and family counselors. The book is based on authors Prof. Kaarina Määttä’s and Dr. Satu Uusiautti’s extensive research on love at the University of Lapland, Finland.

Keywords

divorce marriage partner selection psychology of love love

Editors and affiliations

  • Kaarina Määttä
    • 1
  • Satu Uusiautti
    • 2
  1. 1.University of LaplandFinland
  2. 2.University of LaplandFinland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-6209-206-8
  • Copyright Information SensePublishers 2013
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6209-206-8