This study examined the cognitive and attitudinal predictors of passion in individuals (N = 82) involved in a dating relationship. The study found that how people cognitively organize the content of partner knowledge (integrated vs. compartmentalized) in the context of the content (positive vs. negative) of the partner knowledge predicted how likely they were to idealize their dating partner and relationship and how passionate they felt about their dating partner. Idealization was also found to mediate the relationship between individuals' cognitive organization of their partner knowledge and their passion for their partner.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||North American Journal of Psychology|
|State||Published - Mar 2006|