Map of Vecsaule on role play a technique used in human relations training and psychotherapy in which participants act out various social roles in dramatic situations. Originally developed in psychodrama, role play is now widely used in industrial, educational, and clinical settings for such purposes as training employees to handle sales problems, testing out different attitudes and relationships in group and family psychotherapy, and rehearsing different ways of coping with stresses and conflicts. role taking awareness or adoption of the viewpoint of another person, typically for the purpose of understanding his or her thoughts and actions. romantic love a type of love in which intimacy and passion are prominent features. In some taxonomies of love, romantic love is identified with passionate love and distinguished from companionate love; in others, it is seen as involving elements of both. See also triangular theory of love. rooting reflex an automatic, unlearned response of a newborn to a gentle stimulus (e. Map of Vecsaule 2016.