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Love at first sight : the stories and science behind instant attraction
Naumann, Earl, 1946-
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Naperville, Ill. : Casablanca Press, [2001]

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xvi, 319 pages ; 23 cm
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BF575.L8 N38 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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This attempt to explain love in terms of synapse and pheromone isn't quite fish or fowl; its flat prose speaks of the laboratory, while the romantic anecdotes interspersed throughout are more reminiscent of the greeting card industry. Meanwhile, pervasive spellchecker disasters (e.g., discreet for

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Combining true stories by men and women who claim to have experienced Love at First Sight with quantifiable research based on nearly 1,500 in-depth interviews, Earl Naumann (Creating Customer Value) offers readers insight into the possible psychological and biological explanations for love, as opposed to what many argue is really lust, at first sight. Although general readers may find the preponderance of statistics in this book overwhelming, one of Naumann's more revealing discoveries is that instantaneous love seems to happen only to people who believe in it. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. vi
Part I Understanding Lovep. 1
Chapter 1 Understanding Lovep. 3
Chapter 2 The Chemistry of Lovep. 23
Chapter 3 Learning to Love from Our Familyp. 57
Chapter 4 Learning to Love from Societyp. 83
Part II What the Research Saysp. 103
Chapter 5 The Role of Our Experiences in Falling in Lovep. 105
Chapter 6 The Traits That Attract Men and Womenp. 137
Chapter 7 The Physical Traits That Attract Men and Womenp. 155
Chapter 8 The Personality Traits That Attract Men and Womenp. 185
Chapter 9 The Career/Achievement Traits That Attract Men and Womenp. 213
Chapter 10 The Emotions Men and Women Feel When Experiencing Love at First Sightp. 233
Chapter 11 The Outcomes of Love at First Sightp. 261
Chapter 12 A Few Concluding Commentsp. 285
Appendix A Aided Surveyp. 289
Appendix B Unaided Surveyp. 299
Endnotesp. 309
Bibliographyp. 313
Indexp. 315
About the Authorp. 319