Love Attitudes: Myths and Maintenance


American culture often equates romantic love, and the experience of “being in love", with passion. In this session, Dr. Kelly Morrison and Dr. Steven McCornack, co-authors of Reflect & Relate, Sixth Edition will discuss research on the six different "love attitudes" people possess and how these beliefs shape the lived reality of romantic relationships. They also will share in-class activities from their Interpersonal Communication course that can be used to enhance learning about romantic love and relationships, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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American culture often equates romantic love, and the experience of “being in love", with passion. In this session, Dr. Kelly Morrison and Dr. Steven McCornack, co-authors of Reflect & Relate, Sixth Edition will discuss research on the six different "love attitudes" people possess and how these beliefs shape the lived reality of romantic relationships. They also will share in-class activities from their Interpersonal Communication course that can be used to enhance learning about romantic love and relationships, just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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Steven McCornack

Steven McCornack

Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Steven McCornack grew up in Seattle, Washington, where his love for mountains, the ocean, and grunge/emo music was forged. For as long as he can remember, he has been fascinated with how people create, maintain, and disband close relationships, especially the challenges confronting romantic couples. Steve is currently a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he coordinates the public speaking program, and team-teaches the introductory interpersonal communication course with Kelly. Other than his love of teaching, Steve’s principal passions are his family, music (especially spinning vinyl records), meditation, movies, mechanical watches, yoga, karate, Kona coffee, and his 1985 Carrera Targa.

Steven McCornack

Steven McCornack

Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Steven McCornack grew up in Seattle, Washington, where his love for mountains, the ocean, and grunge/emo music was forged. For as long as he can remember, he has been fascinated with how people create, maintain, and disband close relationships, especially the challenges confronting romantic couples. Steve is currently a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he coordinates the public speaking program, and team-teaches the introductory interpersonal communication course with Kelly. Other than his love of teaching, Steve’s principal passions are his family, music (especially spinning vinyl records), meditation, movies, mechanical watches, yoga, karate, Kona coffee, and his 1985 Carrera Targa.

Kelly Morrison

Kelly Morrison

Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Kelly Morrison is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her scholarly interests include health communication and deceptive message production. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on gender, health, persuasion, instructional, and interpersonal communication. She has earned several teaching awards, including the Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, served as an Honors Faculty Fellow, and Engaged Scholarship Faculty Fellow.

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Steven McCornack

Steven McCornack

Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Steven McCornack grew up in Seattle, Washington, where his love for mountains, the ocean, and grunge/emo music was forged. For as long as he can remember, he has been fascinated with how people create, maintain, and disband close relationships, especially the challenges confronting romantic couples. Steve is currently a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he coordinates the public speaking program, and team-teaches the introductory interpersonal communication course with Kelly. Other than his love of teaching, Steve’s principal passions are his family, music (especially spinning vinyl records), meditation, movies, mechanical watches, yoga, karate, Kona coffee, and his 1985 Carrera Targa.

Kelly Morrison

Kelly Morrison

Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Kelly Morrison is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her scholarly interests include health communication and deceptive message production. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on gender, health, persuasion, instructional, and interpersonal communication. She has earned several teaching awards, including the Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, served as an Honors Faculty Fellow, and Engaged Scholarship Faculty Fellow.

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Steven McCornack

Steven McCornack

Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Steven McCornack grew up in Seattle, Washington, where his love for mountains, the ocean, and grunge/emo music was forged. For as long as he can remember, he has been fascinated with how people create, maintain, and disband close relationships, especially the challenges confronting romantic couples. Steve is currently a Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he coordinates the public speaking program, and team-teaches the introductory interpersonal communication course with Kelly. Other than his love of teaching, Steve’s principal passions are his family, music (especially spinning vinyl records), meditation, movies, mechanical watches, yoga, karate, Kona coffee, and his 1985 Carrera Targa.

Kelly Morrison

Kelly Morrison

Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Kelly Morrison is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her scholarly interests include health communication and deceptive message production. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on gender, health, persuasion, instructional, and interpersonal communication. She has earned several teaching awards, including the Lilly Endowment Teaching Fellowship, served as an Honors Faculty Fellow, and Engaged Scholarship Faculty Fellow.

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