Q Assignment is about the Apply Sternberg theory of love to examine social norms and roles expected of your gender Home, - Psychology Apply Sternberg theory of love to examine social norms and roles expected of your gender (female). Example; daily parenting practices and changing roles related to careers and education. To answer this question, we should start by defining the Sternberg theory of love and then look into its application in social norms and roles expectations on female gender. Love is a strong positive emotion of affection or pleasure towards someone or something. According to Sternberg, love is made of three components which are; intimacy, passion and commitment. He demonstrated this in a triangle with intimacy on the apex and both passion and commitment on the other vertices of the triangle. Intimacy is the act of liking, closeness and trust. Passion is a deep or intense feeling. Commitment is described as the trait of sincerity and steadfast fixity of purpose. With these three components in mind, Sternberg purported that; a love with all the three components tends to last for long. On the other hand, love with only one or two of the components missing do not last long since it lacks completeness according to Sternberg. However, women may not be in a position to express their feelings to men they love because they consider it against the social norms. In the society, it is believed that men should be the ones to make advances and express their feelings towards their special women. Despite this fact, we are in a technological era where even dating is taken online. Though this kind of relationships lacks intimacy, it is the role of every party involved to express and maintain those three components against the ones they love. The presence of the three will bring satisfaction in the relationship.