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SCHLOSSER, Adriano  and  CAMARGO, Brigido Vizeu. Contributions of research on brazilian about Love and Loving Relationships. Temas psicol. [online]. 2014, vol.22, n.4, pp.795-808. ISSN 1413-389X.

Since the works of Freud entitled "Contributions to the psychology of love", initiated in 1910, psychology has built a vast field of knowledge about love and love relationships. This study aimed to identify, through a systematic literature review, studies conducted between the years 2002 to 2012 in Brazil, whose theme is back to loving relationships and/or love, using as keywords "loving relationships" and "love". Articles have been consulted in SciELO databases, LILACS and PePSIC. About 114 articles were found, excluding repetitions, or foreign publications that do not have direct relationship with the phenomenon in question. The Brazilian studies were classified according to the subject of study and the method used in their respective publications. In thematic category, the main themes are: health, sexuality, adolescence, violence, technology, jealousy and psychometrics. In methodological category, were divided into empirical, theoretical, psychometric studies and case studies. The results showed incipient growth of publications since 2005, as well as a wealth of theoretical perspectives, epistemological and methodological, which allows the realization of the theme of fertility and its application in different natures, which does not exclude the theoretical divergences they mobilize. However it also noted the lack of Brazilian studies, especially empirical studies of a quantitative and experimental, and the predominance of theoretical studies of psychoanalytic approach, with discussions focused on love relationships in contemporary times, in different stages of the life cycle.

Keywords : Love; interpersonal attraction; review.

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