Can adolescents fall in love? Robert Sternberg's triangular theory considers three relevant aspects of a consummate loving relationship: intimacy, passion, and commitment. Adolescents seem to fulfill some forms of intimacy, easily maintain passion, and lack adult commitment. Due to their inconsistencies in fulfilling Sternberg's viewed loving components, this paper suggests that adolescents are not capable of being consummately in love.
"Love Unveiled: Teenage Love Within the Context of Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love,"
Intuition: The BYU Undergraduate Journal of Psychology: Vol. 5
, Article 5.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/intuition/vol5/iss1/5