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Love and limerence
Limerence, a term coined by Dr. Tennov, used to describe a state of mind where one is uncontrollably obsessed on a single subject that sustains for an extended period of time with the goal of obtaining reciprocation from the subject. This project uses the characteristics of limerence and translate them into a game form. As games have a similar obsessive nature, hence, games will be an excellent medium to stimulate the characteristics of limerence. To achieve this, the game is designed to bring the player through two stages: 1 when the player is in a non-limerence state and 2 when the player enters a state of limerence.
Limerence is a mental state of profound romantic infatuation, first defined in the s by the psychologist Dorothy Tennov. It is characterised by an initial period of elation and intense emotional arousal that can progress to an involuntary, obsessive craving for another person. Limerence is not a widely known concept. In a not-entirely-scientific poll I asked some people I know , 0. This mostly took the form of interviews and questionnaires, in which Tennov noted a number of consistent traits among many individuals who described their experiences of being in love. She created the term limerence to classify this common experience.
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All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of the publisher. Tennov, Dorothy. Originally published: New York: Stein and Day, With new pref. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Dorothy Tennov August 29, — February 3, was an American psychologist who, in her book Love and Limerence — the Experience of Being in Love introduced the term " limerence ". During her years of research into romantic love experiences, she obtained thousands of personal testimonies from questionnaires, interviews, and letters from readers of her writing, in an attempt to support her hypothesis that a distinct and involuntary psychological state occurs identically among otherwise normal persons across cultures, educational level, gender, and other traits. Tennov emphasized that her data consist entirely of verbal reports by volunteers who reported their love experiences. Dorothy Tennov was born in Montgomery County, Alabama. She received her bachelor's degree from Brooklyn College and a Ph.
Of universal interest. It deals with the subject in an entirely new way. As relevant today as it was then, this book offers insight into love, infatuation, madness, and all flavors of emotion in between. November 24, This Book was ranked at 9 by Google Books for keyword Amour et perte.
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Love and Limerence
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Unrequited Love: The Link Between Limerence and OCD rumination and despair of a limerent episode will know all too well how it differs from the Hollywood representation of love. Discusses D Tennov's work on the experience of being in love, for which she coined the term limerence An attempt is made to describe the various phases of this developmental process and to indicate some ways in which an individual or a couple can be prevented from attaining either individual growth or stable and long-lasting pair bonding. First of all Sungwoon would love you, girl!