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How love and lust change people's perception of relationship partners

Forster, J., Ozelsel, A., Epstude, K., Förster, J. & Özelsel, A., Mar-2010, In : Journal of Experimental Social Psychology. 46, 2, p. 237-246 10 p.

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  • Jens Forster
  • Amina Ozelsel
  • Kai Epstude
  • J. Förster
  • A. Özelsel

Because love is related to thoughts in the distant future and lust triggers thoughts related to the present based oil construal level theory, we propose a link between love and a global processing style as well as a link between lust and a local processing style These processing Styles Should further expand to partnership evaluations, partially explaining halo phenomena. In Study 1. college Students and senior participants were pinned by either Imagining a walk with a person they were in love with, or a one-night stand In Study 2, love and lust were primed Subliminally In all studies, love priming enhanced global, holistic processing and halos. whereas lust priming enhanced local. detail oriented processing and reduced halos Moreover. in Study 1. temporal distance mediated the effects Implications for research of moods oil processing styles, partner perception, and the distinction between love and lust are discussed (C) 2009 Elsevier Inc All rights reserved

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-246
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Experimental Social Psychology
Volume46
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Mar-2010

    Keywords

  • Love, Lust, Priming, Halo, Positivity bias, Automatic effects, Relationships, Partner perception, ROMANTIC LOVE, SEXUAL DESIRE, CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS, CREATIVE COGNITION, REGULATORY FOCUS, SOCIAL JUDGMENT, GOAL PURSUIT, PERSPECTIVE, ACTIVATION, MARRIAGE

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