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ERIC Number: EJ1192051
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1938-0399
Beyond the Ludic Lover: Individual Differences in Playfulness and Love Styles in Heterosexual Relationships
Proyer, René T.; Brauer, Kay; Wolf, Annegret; Chick, Garry
American Journal of Play, v10 n3 p265-289 Spr 2018
Adult playfulness contributes to well-functioning romantic relationships, claim the authors, who study the association between playfulness of several kinds (other directed, lighthearted, intellectual, whimsical) and six specific attitudes towards love they call love styles--"eros," "ludus," "storge," "pragma," "mania" and "agape." To do so, they engaged seventy-seven heterosexual couples to rate the love styles against a checklist for playful behaviors in romantic relationships the authors call the Playful Love Checklist (PLC). The authors then analyzed the responses for similarities and robust associations, either negative or positive, between partners for their views on playfulness in love relationships. Their findings suggest, among other things, that current conceptualizations of playfulness do not much overlap with what other researchers have called the ludic lover, and the authors' analysis of self-ratings and partner ratings contributes to our understanding of the association between playfulness and love styles.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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