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GE 2109 Love, Sex and Relationships:
Psychological Perspectives
Dr Nancy Yu
Office: Y7522
Phone: 34429436
Email: nancy.yu@cityu.edu.hk

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• Compensated dating groups posted on websites to seek customers, claiming that they offered a large number of young school girls • If the customer pays $400, he could hold, hug, touch and kiss the girl; if he pays $2500, he could have sexual intercourse without condom • A school girl said under the group there are

many young agents (pimps), each of them
led 7 to 8 girls to meet customers
• That girl would dropped out of school soon,
and work full time in compensated dating
Source : http://the-sun.on.cc/cnt/news/20120229/00407_025.html

16-year-old Girl Discontinued Schooling
Working Full Time in Compensated Dating

• A Russian man decided to test
his girlfriend’s love for him by
faking a violent car crash
• When his girlfriend arrived
she saw him lying dead and
immediately burst into tears
• He jumped back to life before
her eyes and proposed to her
on the spot
Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwylJk-caAQ

Man Fakes Death Before Proposing

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• A female student at HKBU often hit her boyfriend during
dating
• Later her boyfriend suggested to break up, insulted her
and disclosed to her his sexual fantasies towards other
females
• Angry at verbal aggression, she slapped him
continuously, dropped wax on him, used lighter to burn
his hands and bit his head
Source: Apple Daily News, 2nd August, 2012

Angry at Verbal Aggression,
Drop Wax, Burn Hands and Bite Head

• Hong Kong superstar Leon Lai and his 32-year-old wife Gaile Lok released a written statement, officially announcing that they are getting a divorce.
• "Although they have experienced many beautiful moments together and still care for each other, they have serious differences in their philosophies of life,"
• "So after careful consideration, they have decided to part ways." • "Hopefully, the public can give them each some personal space during this difficult time, so they can embrace their new lives as soon as possible, and continue to focus on their work."

HK megastar Leon Lai
announces divorce
China.org.cn, October 5, 2012

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Topics
Introduction
Concepts and theories of love
Methods for studying relationships
Forces of social attraction
Project consultation
 Sex in relationships
 Sexuality
An evolutionary perspective on sex and mating (I)
#Love Project – Progress report due#
An evolutionary perspective on sex and mating (II)
 Fidelity and jealousy
 Marriage and mate selection
 A cross-cultural perspective on sexuality
 Dissolution of relationships
Project consultation
Revision
#Love Project – Final report due#
#Examination#

• Buss, D. M. (2012). Evolutionary psychology: The new science of the mind (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Ally & Bacon.
• Erber, R., & Erber, M. W. (2011). Intimate relationships: Issues, theories, and research (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon. • Guerrero, L. K., Anderson, P. A., & Afifi, W. A. (2011). Close encounters: Communication in relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

• Regan, P. C. (2008). The mating game: A primer on love, sex, and marriage (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
• Tsang, A. (1987). Sexuality: the Chinese and Judeo-Christian traditions in Hong Kong. Bulletin of the Hong Kong Psychological Society, 19/20, 19-28.

Course pack

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• Closed book
• Two hours
• Will cover lecture notes, readings in the course
pack and other readings assigned
• 40% of the final grade
• At the end of the semester

Examination

• Form a group of 6 – 8
• Carry out a project that involves a systematic
investigation of a question or issue selected by
the group
• 20% of the final grade
• Due in week 7

Love Project - Progress report

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