ERIC Number: EJ725830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Sep-22
What's Love Got to Do with It? Rethinking Common Sense Assumptions
Trachman, Matthew; Bluestone, Cheryl
College Teaching, v53 n4 p131 Fall 2005
One of the most basic tasks in introductory social science classes is to get students to reexamine their common sense assumptions concerning human behavior. This article introduces a shared assignment developed for a learning community that paired an introductory sociology and psychology class. The assignment challenges students to rethink the widespread belief that romantic love is a natural, normal, and inevitable part of the human condition and then encourages them to begin to use the principles of empirical research to examine the phenomena of romantic love.
Descriptors: Sociology, Psychology, College Instruction, College Students, Teaching Methods, Intimacy, Behavior, Assignments
Heldref Publications, Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation, 1319 Eighteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036-1802. Web site: http://www.heldref.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A