Falling in Love by Ayala Malach Pines
Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose

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Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love. Renowned psychologist Ayala Pines shows us why we fall for the people we do, and argues convincingly that we love neither by chance nor by accident.
 

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Ayala Malach Pines is a clinical, social, and organizational psychologist and the head of the department of Business Administration at the School of Management, Ben-Gurion University in Israel. She is both an American and Israeli citizen, and has specialized in couples therapy for many years, with extensive experience in both countries. She has authored ten books, twenty book chapters, and over seventy scholarly research articles. Her books have been translated into many different languages, including French, German, Spanish, Hungarian, Greek, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Hebrew, and Turkish.
 
Published May 13, 2013 by Routledge. 301 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Self Help, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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As to why we fall in love with a particular person, Pines looks at various psychological theories and concludes that an internal romantic image plays a key role in whom we choose and that childhood experiences of love shape this image.

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Don't be fooled by the frothy pink jacket art: this is a dense, academic volume. It addresses every conceivable aspect of the psychology of mate selection in late 20th-century America, giving equal em

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Though Pine is at her best when laying out complex theories--accurately referring to the original research studies on which her assertions and conclusions are based--and the material is intellectually stimulating, reading it feels like work.

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Concentrating only on romantic love—“the hunting grounds of Eros”—and using results of both empirical and clinical research (her own and others?), Pines convincingly argues “that we fall in love neither by chance (n)or accident.” The first part looks at how people fall in love by examining seven ...

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