Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Experience and Expression of Love

  • Victor Karandashev

Table of contents

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About this book


This ambitious volume integrates findings from various disciplines in a comprehensive description of the modern research on love and provides a systematic review of love experience and expression from cross-cultural perspective. It explores numerous interdisciplinary topics, bringing together research in biological and social sciences to explore love, probing the cross-cultural similarities and differences in the feelings, thoughts, and expressions of love. The book’s scope, which includes a review of major theories and key research instruments, provides a comprehensive background for any reader interested in developing an enlightened understanding of the cultural diversity in the concepts, experience, and expression of love.

Included among the chapters:

  • How do people in different cultures conceptualize love?
  • How similar and different are the experiences and expressions of love across cultures?
  • What are the cultural factors affecting the experience and expression of love?
  • Cross-cultural understanding of love as passion, joy, commitment, union, respect, submission, intimacy, dependency, and more.
  • A review of the past and looking into the future of cross-cultural love research.

Critical reading for our global age, Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the Experience and Expression of Love promotes a thorough understanding of cross-cultural similarities and differences in love, and in so doing is valuable not only for love scholars, emotion researchers, and social psychologists, but also for practitioners and clinicians working with multicultural couples and families.


Cross-cultural comparison of love concepts Cultural connotations of love concepts passion in romantic love idealism in romantic love affection in romantic love universality of romantic love cultural values and tradition in romantic love Love and evolutionary psychology Biological processes of love Love experiences in cross-cultural comparison Love expressions in cross-cultural comparison Cultural factors affecting romantic attraction Cultural factors affecting the development of love Cultural factors affecting the maintenance of love Cultural factors affecting the dissolution of love

Authors and affiliations

  • Victor Karandashev
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyAquinas CollegeGrand RapidsUSA

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