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Digital World Tampers Romance

An expert in the field of emotions and romantic love believes today’s world of television and Internet test romantic relationships.

Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev defines romantic love by “both the romantic desire and the personality traits that underly a long-lasting friendship.”

According to Ben-Ze’ev, in today’s world there is great disparity between the two, as a person is exposed to idealized love on television and the Internet, and then looks at his or her own romantic situation and begins to question it.

“The ideologized phrases for love relationships, such as ‘in the name of love’, ‘no mountain too high,’ ‘no river too deep,’ all form an ideology that we all aspire to fulfill.

“We can’t all reach such ideals, but we strive to achieve them, and our ability depends on the gap that stands between the ideal and reality,” Prof. Ben-Ze’ev explains.

Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev, discusses ideals and experiences of love – and the actual disparity between the two and how we cope with this disparity in his book, In the Name of Love published by Oxford University Press.

The book presents Prof. Ben-Ze’ev’s insights into romantic love and its future in modern society.

Source: University of Haifa

Digital World Tampers Romance

Rick Nauert PhD

Rick Nauert, PhDDr. Rick Nauert has over 25 years experience in clinical, administrative and academic healthcare. He is currently an associate professor for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals doctoral program in health promotion and wellness. Dr. Nauert began his career as a clinical physical therapist and served as a regional manager for a publicly traded multidisciplinary rehabilitation agency for 12 years. He has masters degrees in health-fitness management and healthcare administration and a doctoral degree from The University of Texas at Austin focused on health care informatics, health administration, health education and health policy. His research efforts included the area of telehealth with a specialty in disease management.

APA Reference
Nauert PhD, R. (2015). Digital World Tampers Romance. Psych Central. Retrieved on July 16, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/news/2010/01/25/digital-world-tampers-romance/10936.html

 

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