What fuels passion? An integrative review of competing theories of romantic passion

  title={What fuels passion? An integrative review of competing theories of romantic passion},
  author={Kathleen L. Carswell and Emily A. Impett},
  journal={Social and Personality Psychology Compass},
Correspondence Kathleen L. Carswell, Department of Psychology, Durham University, Upper Mountjoy, South Rd, Durham DH1 3LE, UK. Email: kathleen.carswell@durham.ac.uk Abstract In an integrative review, we examine four theories and models of romantic passion to determine what causes feelings of romantic passion. Although a growing consensus has emerged for the definition of romantic passion, we suggest that this is largely not the case for the source of romantic passion. We outline how four… 
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