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What's Next in Love and Sex: Psychological and Cultural Perspectives

Elaine Hatfield, Richard L. Rapson, and Jeanette Purvis


What’s Next in Love and Sex is a comprehensive examination of contemporary academic findings relating to all matters of the mind, body, and heart in the modern world. Written by one of the pioneers of love and sex research, Dr. Hatfield, along with her colleagues Dr. Rapson and Dr. Purvis, this book relies on contemporary scientific findings to provide an updated and relevant explanation for why we do the things we do when we’re in love, searching for love, making love, or attempting to keep a faltering relationship together. It addresses such topics as the role of social media in love and sex ... More

Keywords: social media, the hookup generation, swingers to polyamory, robots, avatars, fantasy sex, virtual pornography, interactive sex, benefits of love, pain of love

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190647162
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190647162.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Elaine Hatfield, author
Professor of Psychology, University of Hawaii

Richard L. Rapson, author
Professor of History, University of Hawaii

Jeanette Purvis, author
former Chandler Fellow, Department of Public Policy, University of Hawaii