Willimantic, CT — Three faculty members at Eastern Connecticut State University have published a book entitled “The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships.” In this book, professors Madeleine Fugère, Jennifer Leszczynski and Alita Cousins delve into the theory of romantic attraction and close relationships in a way that is engaging and accessible while also being fundamentally informative.
The way that the book is written allows even readers with little background in psychology to enjoy it. It outlines advanced social and psychological concepts, breaks them down and provides context for them through anecdotal, real-life experiences and examples from popular media.
In order to create a textbook that dealt with attraction specifically in a social psychological manner, the authors used their areas of expertise to create a comprehensive manuscript on the topic. The text answers questions about whether we can detect genetic quality through scent, whether opposites actually attract, whether men or women are considered more romantic and other topics. By covering a wide variety of subjects such as first impressions, attitudes among romantic partners, perceptions of self and gender research, it becomes easier for readers to grasp the nature of human attraction and how it works.
“The Social Psychology of Attraction and Romantic Relationships” will be available in December by the publisher Palgrave Macmillan.