Romantic Relationship Case Study

Part 1: Types of Love

Part 1: Briefly describe eight types of love described by Sternberg (1988) found in Figure 6.5 in your textbook. How do the components of intimacy, passion, and commitment affect each type of love?

Part 2: Create a Case Study

Part 2: Create a case study of 250-500 words involving a fictitious couple experiencing one of these 8 types of loveDescribe the relationship and some characteristics they may exhibit. Do not use any personal information or information related to current cases you are working on.

In addition to the textbook, please include one scholarly source to support your work.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide.

**Please include an Introduction and Conclusion.

**Please use the Rubric*****

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Course CodeClass CodeAssignment TitleTotal Points
CNL-530CNL-530-O501Romantic Relationship Case Study (Obj. 4.2)80.0
CriteriaPercentageUnsatisfactory (0.00%)Less than Satisfactory (74.00%)Satisfactory (79.00%)Good (87.00%)Excellent (100.00%)CommentsPoints Earned
Content70.0%
Part 1: Describe the eight types of love and how intimacy, passion, and commitment affect each type30.0%Does not describe the eight types of love, including how intimacy, passion, and commitment affect each type.Describes the eight types of love, including how intimacy, passion, and commitment affect each type, but the information provided is inaccurate or irrelevant.Provides a cursory description of the eight types of love, including how intimacy, passion, and commitment affect each type.Provides a thorough description of the eight types of love, including how intimacy, passion, and commitment affect each type.Provides a thorough description of the eight types of love, including how intimacy, passion, and commitment affect each type. Student illustrates a clear understanding of the types and their defining characteristics.
Part 2: Create a case study involving a fictitious couple experiencing one of the eight types of love40.0%Does not create a case study involving a fictitious couple experiencing one of the eight types of love.Provides a case study involving a fictitious couple experiencing one of the eight types of love, but the information provided in the case study is inaccurate or irrelevant to the type of love.Provides a case study involving a fictitious couple experiencing one of the eight types of love. The type of love is briefly, but accurately incorporated into the case study.Provides a thorough case study involving a fictitious couple experiencing one of the eight types of love. The type of love is adequately incorporated and clearly addressed.Provides a thorough case study involving a fictitious couple experiencing one of the eight types of love. The type of love is adequately incorporated and clearly addressed. Student illustrates an advanced understanding of the type of love.
Organization and Effectiveness20.0%
Thesis Development and Purpose7.0%Paper lacks any discernible overall purpose or organizing claim.Thesis and/or main claim are insufficiently developed and/or vague; purpose is not clear.Thesis and/or main claim are apparent and appropriate to purpose.Thesis and/or main claim are clear and forecast the development of the paper. It is descriptive and reflective of the arguments and appropriate to the purpose.Thesis and/or main claim are comprehensive. The essence of the paper is contained within the thesis. Thesis statement makes the purpose of the paper clear.
Argument Logic and Construction8.0%Statement of purpose is not justified by the conclusion. The conclusion does not support the claim made. Argument is incoherent and uses noncredible sources.Sufficient justification of claims is lacking. Argument lacks consistent unity. There are obvious flaws in the logic. Some sources have questionable credibility.Argument is orderly, but may have a few inconsistencies. The argument presents minimal justification of claims. Argument logically, but not thoroughly, supports the purpose. Sources used are credible. Introduction and conclusion bracket the thesis.Argument shows logical progressions. Techniques of argumentation are evident. There is a smooth progression of claims from introduction to conclusion. Most sources are authoritative.Clear and convincing argument that presents a persuasive claim in a distinctive and compelling manner. All sources are authoritative.
Mechanics of Writing (includes spelling, punctuation, grammar, language use)5.0%Surface errors are pervasive enough that they impede communication of meaning. Inappropriate word choice and/or sentence construction are used.Frequent and repetitive mechanical errors distract the reader. Inconsistencies in language choice (register) and/or word choice are present. Sentence structure is correct but not varied.Some mechanical errors or typos are present, but are not overly distracting to the reader. Correct and varied sentence structure and audience-appropriate language are employed.Prose is largely free of mechanical errors, although a few may be present. The writer uses a variety of effective sentence structures and figures of speech.Writer is clearly in command of standard, written, academic English.
Format10.0%
Paper Format (use of appropriate style for the major and assignment)5.0%Template is not used appropriately or documentation format is rarely followed correctly.Appropriate template is used, but some elements are missing or mistaken. A lack of control with formatting is apparent.Appropriate template is used. Formatting is correct, although some minor errors may be present.Appropriate template is fully used. There are virtually no errors in formatting style.All format elements are correct.
Documentation of Sources (citations, footnotes, references, bibliography, etc., as appropriate to assignment and style)5.0%Sources are not documented.Documentation of sources is inconsistent or incorrect, as appropriate to assignment and style, with numerous formatting errors.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, although some formatting errors may be present.Sources are documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is mostly correct.Sources are completely and correctly documented, as appropriate to assignment and style, and format is free of error.
Total Weightage100%

Figure 6.5 Types of Love, According to Sternberg’s Triangular Model.

1. Nonlove- A relationship in which the components of love are absent. Most personal relationships are of this type—casual interactions, classmates, co-workers, or acquaintances.

2. Liking- An experience with another person such as a friendship in which intimacy is present, but passion and commitment are lacking.

3. Infatuation- “Love at first sight,” in which one experiences passionate desire in the absence of intimacy and commitment.

4. Empty love- Commitment (to maintain the relationship) in the absence of passion or intimacy. Stagnant relationships with decaying emotional intimacy or physical attraction are of this type.

5. Romantic love- The combination of passion and intimacy but not commitment.

6. Companionate love- A kind of love characterized by intimacy and commitment. It often occurs in long-term relationships in which passion has waned and been replaced by a kind of committed friendship.

7. Fatuous love- The type of love associated with whirlwind romances and “quickie marriages” in which passion and commitment are present, but intimacy is not.

8. Consummate love- The full or complete measure of love involving the combination of passion, intimacy, and commitment.

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