Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose. Ayala Malach Pines, Author, Ayala Malakh-Pines, Author Routledge $ (p) ISBN. 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 Ayala Malach Pines is a clinical, social, and organizational psychologist and. Falling in Love: Why We Choose the Lovers We Choose. Front Cover. Ayala Malach Pines. Taylor & Francis, Oct 27, – Psychology – pages.

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Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert. My library Help Advanced Loge Search. It does not provide a categorical answer to the “why” in its title, for instance in the form of studies on brain activity or physiology or genetics, revealing certain people are hard wired to choose certain mates with certain physiological or i characteristics or genetic makeup.

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There was a problem adding your email address. Pines is a reference book for all those who are interested in studying the mysteryes of love.

I found I knew what this book presented in this manner, on a visceral level, but now, perhaps, I know on a intellectual level. The experimenter takes a polaroid of the man and gives him a polaroid of the woman. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Packed with helpful suggestions for thos Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love.

It includes detailed scientific research results and provides “the big picture” on the love theme from different psychological perspectives from the last century up to date. As a social psychologist and researcher she analyzes how we fall in love; her clinical experience and psychodynamic theories come into play in the exploration of why we choose a particular person.

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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Lists with This Book. The author is a psychologist, so perhaps it’s not surprising that the data gets interpreted this way. Nov 08, William rated it liked it Shelves: It doesn’t tell you anything you don’t already know: The book sheds light on the circumstances that affect why we fall in love and the background experiences that shape our preferences and choices in mates.

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Want to Read saving…. Sep 24, Mengqi rated it really liked it. I have never found such a comprehensive book on love and I like the professional approach A. And just when I began to suspect assigned roles would be its major basis, the author addressed the challenge of evolution in our assumptions of gender expectations and social requirement of their fulfillment.

But the book is, nevertheless, insightful, providing lengthy though not definitive explanations for the inner workings of the human mind and the possible factors which may ripen someone for the experience. Pines describes falling in love as a staged process. For me, this book was a quiet trove of information, gently affirming my own loneness, without inspiring loneliness. Account Options Sign in. Melissawong rated it it was amazing Jul 17, Sought after, capable of sending us to emotional extremes from abysmal misery to irrepressible joy, love is often perceived as a force beyond mortal control.

She has authored ten books, twenty book chapters, and over seventy scholarly research articles. Love remains–by and large–a mystery, as it should be. Falling in Love is the first book to unlock the mysteries of how and why we fall in love.

The new edition offers updated references to recent research, new chapter exercises, and “case examples” of romantic stories to begin each chapter. Aug 27, Sam rated it it was ok. Maybe because I could relate to many examples she gives. Open Preview See a Problem? With expanded research, theory, and practice, this book once again provides one of a kind understandings of the experience of love.


They have a minute conversation, which are recorded and judged for liveliness, warmth, intimacy, sexiness, and sociability. Pines thoroughly discusses all love-related arguments and provides proven data for each one of them.

Pines employes, to face a theme that nearly everyone on earth wants to hear abou “Falling in love” by the American-Israeli Psychologist A. A good book after all. Pines employes, to face a theme that nearly everyone on earth wants to hear about. Packed with helpful suggestions for those seeking love and those already in it, this book is about love’s many puzzles.

Sep 04, Austin S. Not a how-to guide for the lovelorn but a serious, research-oriented work of special interest to those involved in couples— therapy. To view it, click here. 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.

Also includes totally fascinating experiments As Helen Fisher said, not many of us walk the path of life without being struck by love. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Aug 12, Roberta rated it really liked it. She is both an American and Israeli citizen, and has specialized in couples therapy for many years, with extensive experience in both countries.

In some sense, I think that she got the answers she was looking for, because the questions and studies done first hand don’t really give an open ended format. Lee rated it liked it Feb 12, Barbara Griffith rated it really liked it Jul 11,