Passionate Love And Social Anxiety Of American And Italian Students
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This study compared American and Italian college students (males and females) on the Passionate Love Scale and the Social Aversion and Distress Scale. The findings indicated that contrary to popular social stereotypes, Italians experienced love less passionately than Americans and that Italian men were the least passionate of all groups studied. In addition, Italians experienced less social anxiety than their American counterparts. These results are discussed in relation to the role of implicit theories of personality in determining the social stereotypes that individuals possess of themselves and toward others.
"Passionate Love And Social Anxiety Of American And Italian Students" (1995). Faculty Bibliography 1990s. 1233.