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Date of Award

1985

Degree Type

Dissertation (On-Campus Access Only)

Degree Name

Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)

Abstract

This dissertation is intended to provide a conceptualization of the experience of loving when in love from a clinical psychological perspective. Pertinent literature in psychology, philosophy, and related fields is reviewed. An original conceptualization of loving as a set of dialectics is offered. Psychotherapeutic implications are discussed.

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