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Challenges 2017, 8(1), 6; doi:10.3390/challe8010006

Tie-Up Cycles in Long-Term Mating. Part II: Fictional Narratives and the Social Cognition of Mating

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Independent Researcher, 20 Chestnut Street, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
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metaLAB (at) Harvard, 42 Kirkland Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Boylston Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
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Department of Humanities and Geography, IULM University, via Carlo Bo, 1, 20143 Milan, Italy
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Academic Editor: Palmiro Poltronieri
Received: 23 October 2016 / Accepted: 9 February 2017 / Published: 20 February 2017
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Abstract

In the first part of this paper, we have introduced a novel theoretical approach to mating dynamics, known as Tie-Up Theory (TU). In this second part, in the context of the bio-cultural approach to literature, that assigns to fictional narratives an important valence of social cognition, we apply the conceptual tools presented in the first part to the analysis of mating-related interaction dynamics in some blockbuster Hollywood movies from WWII to today. The interaction dynamics envisioned by our theory accurately reflect, to a significant level of detail, the narrative development of the movies under exam from the viewpoint of the mating dynamics of the couple of main characters, accounting for the specific reasons that lead them to react to certain situations via certain behaviors, and for the reasons why such behaviors lead to certain outcomes. Our analysis seems thus to bring some further legitimacy to the bio-cultural foundation of the narrative structure of the movies that we analyze, and moreover to the idea that it is possible to ‘inquire’ characters about their choices according to the narratological-experimental lines suggested by some proponents of the bio-cultural approach. View Full-Text
Keywords: bio-cultural approach; fictional narratives; mating; Tie-Up Cycle; ways; interaction diagrams bio-cultural approach; fictional narratives; mating; Tie-Up Cycle; ways; interaction diagrams
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Lucchi Basili, L.; Sacco, P.L. Tie-Up Cycles in Long-Term Mating. Part II: Fictional Narratives and the Social Cognition of Mating. Challenges 2017, 8, 6.

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