The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships

The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships Author Jeffry A. Simpson
ISBN-10 9780195398694
Year 2013-05-02
Pages 846
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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This book provides an in-depth and comprehensive summary of the psychology of close relationships, and showcases classic and contemporary theories, models, and empirical research that have been conducted in the field.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships Author Clyde Hendrick
ISBN-10 0761916067
Year 2000-02-17
Pages 500
Language en
Publisher SAGE
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`The authors ... extend the reach of their comprehensive reviews into theoretically driven and innovating explorations. The scope of coverage across and within chapters is striking. The developmentalist, the methodologist, the feminist, the contextualist, and the cross-culturalist alike will find satisfaction in reading the chapters' - Catherine A Surra, University of Texas, Austin The science of close relationships is relatively new and complex. This volume has 26 chapters organized into four thematic areas: relationship methods, forms, processes, and threats, as well as a foreword and an epilogue.

Satisfaction in Close Relationships

Satisfaction in Close Relationships Author Robert J. Sternberg
ISBN-10 1572302178
Year 1997
Pages 429
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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With the premise that close relationships are subjected to extraordinary scrutiny in contemporary society, the authors go on to say that this generation values individual fulfilment more than any before us. We are able to leave existing relationships with relative ease, demand a high level of satisfaction from our intimate relationships, and are frustrated at those times when we fail to achieve it.; This volume presents a range Of Theoretical And Clinical Approaches To Understanding And Promoting relationship satisfaction. Integrating findings from social, clinical and counselling psychology, researchers illuminate what it means to be satisfied within a love relationship and identify the factors that allow couples to create successful relationships over time.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships Author Pamela Regan
ISBN-10 9781136851612
Year 2011-01-07
Pages 408
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This multidisciplinary text introduces the concepts, methodologies, theories, and empirical findings of the field of interpersonal relationships. Information is drawn from psychology, communication, family studies, marriage and family therapy, social work, sociology, anthropology, the health sciences, and other disciplines. Numerous examples capture readers’ attention by demonstrating how the material is relevant to their lives. Active learning is encouraged throughout. Each chapter includes an outline to guide students, key terms and definitions to help identify critical concepts, and exploration exercises to promote active thinking. Many chapters include measurement instruments that students can take and score themselves. A website for instructors features a test bank with multiple-choice and essay questions and Power Points for each chapter. This text distinguishes itself with: Its focus on family and friend relationships as well as romantic relationships. Its multidisciplinary perspective highlighting the contributions to the field from a wide array of disciplines. Its review of the relationship experiences of a variety of people (of different age groups and cultures; heterosexual and homosexual) and relationship types (dating, cohabiting, marriage, friendships, family relationships). Its focus on methodology and research design with an emphasis on how to interpret empirical findings and engage in the research process. Cutting-edge research on "cyber-flirting" and online relationship formation; the biochemical basis of love; communication and social support; bullying and peer aggression; obsession and relational stalking; sexual violence (and marital rape); and grief and bereavement. The book opens by examining the fundamental principles of relationship science along with the research methods commonly used. The uniquely social nature of humans is then explored including the impact relationships have on health and well-being. Part 2 focuses on relationship development—from attraction to initiation to development and maintenance as well as the factors that guide mate choice and marriage. The development of relationships in both friendships and romantic partnerships is explored. Part 3 examines the processes that shape our interpersonal experiences, including cognitive (thinking) and affective (feeling) processes, communicative and supportive processes, and the dynamics of love and sex. The book concludes with relationship challenges—rejection and betrayal; aggression and violence; conflict and loss; and therapeutic interventions. Intended as a text for courses in interpersonal/close relationships taught in psychology, communication, sociology, anthropology, human development, family studies, marriage and family therapy, and social work, practitioners interested in the latest research on personal relationships will also appreciate this engaging overview of the field.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships Author G. J. H. van Gelder
ISBN-10 1850438552
Year 2005-06-11
Pages 278
Language en
Publisher I.B.Tauris
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This is a groundbreaking and comprehensive study of the diverse facts and opinions concerning incest and close-kin marriage found in literary and non-literary pre-modern Arabic texts. Incest is a motif found in lampoons, anecdotes, stories, legends, dream interpretation, and polemics with other religions, in particular the Zoroastrians, who in pre-Islamic times allegedly recommended next-of-kin marriage. Many of the relevant passages are presented as English translations in this richly documented book that will be of interest to philologists and students of Arabic literature or Islamic culture.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships Author Harry T. Reis
ISBN-10 0863775969
Year 2004
Pages 518
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Each of the chapters in this reader is written by leading scholars in the area of relationships, reflecting the diversity of the field and including both contemporary and key historical papers for comprehensive coverage of research.

Attachment Theory and Close Relationships

Attachment Theory and Close Relationships Author Jeffry A. Simpson
ISBN-10 1572301023
Year 1998
Pages 438
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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In the last decade, few topics in social and personality psychology have attracted more interest than the application of attachment theory to adult relationships. Comprehensive and up-to-date, this book integrates the most important theoretical and empirical advances in this growing area of study and suggests new and promising directions for future investigation. Its balanced coverage of measurement issues, affect regulation, and clinical applications makes this a valuable sourcebook for scholars, students, and clinicians. This volume would be useful to researchers, teachers, and students, as well as clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships Author Harold H. Kelley
ISBN-10 097124278X
Year 2002-10-01
Pages 572
Language en
Publisher
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When W. H. Freeman originally published this book in 1983, the scientific study of relationships was in its childhood. "Relationship science" has since become an established endeavor in psychology, sociology, and other social and behavioral science disciplines - complete with its own organizations, journals, book series, handbooks, and sourcebooks. A lengthy new introduction by Ellen Berscheid and Harold Kelley documents the evolution of the field.

Perspectives on Close Relationships

Perspectives on Close Relationships Author Ann L. Weber
ISBN-10 0205139647
Year 1994
Pages 388
Language en
Publisher Pearson College Division
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This edited collection of original chapters was written expressly for this volume and for a student audience, by recognized experts in the relationships field. This series of distinguished "lectures" or intensive classes is designed to intrigue and invite student interest and involvement. Seven different disciplines within the field are represented offering students a variety of perspectives. Courses in Close Relationships, Personal Relationships, Family Relationships, Marriage and Family Living, and Liking/Loving, in departments of psychology, sociology, communication anthropology, child and family development, and counseling.

Knowledge Structures in Close Relationships

Knowledge Structures in Close Relationships Author Garth J. O. Fletcher
ISBN-10 0805814329
Year 1996
Pages 434
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press
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Thirty-three of the top scholars in this fast moving domain present a picture of work at the cusp in social psychology -- work that deals with cognition and affect in close relationships. The present volume contains a wealth of research findings and influential theoretical accounts that spring as much from indigenous work in the close relationship field as from purebred social cognition. The chapters introduce theories and research programs concerned with the role of individual and couple differences in close relationship knowledge structures. They deal with the role of emotion and affect in close relationships. And they discuss the function of cognition and knowledge structures in relation to the developmental course of close relationships. Each section is accompanied by a critical review written by an expert in the field. This volume is a must for any close relationship scholar interested in the latest research and theorizing about close relationships that adopt a social psychological perspective. It will also be of interest to scholars and students working in clinical psychology, social cognition, communication, individual differences, and family studies.

The Dark Side of Close Relationships

The Dark Side of Close Relationships Author Brian H. Spitzberg
ISBN-10 9781135687274
Year 2013-06-17
Pages 440
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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This collection of essays represents a follow-up to the editors' 1994 publication, The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication. In the preface to that collection of essays, they argued that "To fully understand how people function effectively requires us to consider how individuals cope with social interaction that is difficult, problematic, challenging, distressing, and disruptive." In this companion volume, the focus expands from social interaction to close relationships. Aside from the inherent need to investigate the bad as well as the good of interpersonal relationships, the editors and their colleagues simply find the dark side metaphor to be intellectually arousing. It stimulates investigation of important yet often neglected phenomena, and it especially encourages consideration of the hidden and forbidden, and the paradoxical and ironic elements of human relating. This volume assembles the cutting-edge work of first rate scholars from the ranks of communication, psychology, sociology, and cognate disciplines. As in the previous text, the subject matter and stylistic approaches are diverse, reflecting the broad and interdisciplinary domain that is the dark side of human affairs. The selection of topics is somewhat selective, reflecting only a sample of emerging scholarship in the interdisciplinary study of relationships. These internationally recognized scholars examine various topics related to the dark side, including fatal attractions, jealousy and envy, misunderstanding, gossip, conflict, codependence, sexual coercion, stalking, relationship termination, unrequited love, and mental health problems in relationships. Some chapters present original data and models, whereas others reconfigure the way in which the understandings of relationships can be better understood. In addition, the bookend chapters examine the ideology, nature, and problems of dark side scholarship. Collectively, the scholarly journeys made in this volume are intended to illustrate the complexities--both moral and functional--involved in close relationship processes. The intent is neither to valorize nor demonize the darker aspects of close relationships, but rather to emphasize their importance to the day-to-day "doing" of relationships. Only by accepting such processes as integral to relationships can their role be fully understood.

Close Relationships

Close Relationships Author Pamela C. Regan
ISBN-10 0415877997
Year 2011-01
Pages 387
Language en
Publisher
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"Pamela Regan has given us the book to invite, engage, inspire and instruct the next generations of scholars in the exciting ... work of relationship science. ... Close Relationship informs, challenges, and charms. Our field and our lives can only be better for the comprehensiveness nd vision in Dr. Regan's work."-Ann L. Weber, University of North Carolina at Asheville, USA "This text contributes significantly to the field because of its emphasis on science, research findings, theoretical concepts, and multiple types of relationships. Dr. Regan is a superb writer, ... [It is] most appropriate for a course on Personal Reltionship ... [or] ... as a supplementary text for a course on marriage and the family."-Susan Sprecher, Illinois State University, USA "A `reader-friendly', intelligent review that draws on a range of theoretical perspectives and will appeal to a wide range of undergraduate and graduate students."-Robin Goodwin, Brunel University, London "An excellent overview of relationship studies ... the material [is] easy for undergraduates to read and follow. ... Dr. Regan writes well ... [and she] is a respected scholar."-Lawrence Ganong, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA This multidisciplinary text introduces the concepts, methodologies, theories and empirical findings of the field of interpersonal relationships. Information is drawn from psychology, communication, family studies, marriage and family therapy, social work, sociology, anthropology, the health science, and other disciplines. Numerous examples capture readers' attention by demonstrating how the material is relevant to their lives. Active learning is encouraged throughout. Each chapter includes an outline to guide students, key terms and definitions to help identify critical concepts, and exploration exercises to promote active thinking. Many chapters include measurement instruments that students can take and score themselves. A website for instructors features a test bank and PowerPoints for each chapter. The book opens by examining the fundamental principles of relationship science alone with the research methods commonly used. The uniquely social nature of humans is then explored including the impact relationships have on health and well-being. Part 2 focuses on relationship development-from attraction to initiation to development and maintenance as well as the factors that guide mate choice and marriage. The development of relationships among friends and romantic partners is explored. Part 3 examines the processes that shape our interpersonal experiences, including cognitive (thinking) and affective (feeling) processes, communicative and supportive processes, and the dynamics of love and sex. The book concludes with relationship challenges-rejection and betrayal; aggregation and violence, conflict and loss; and therapeutic intervention. Intended as a text for courses in interpersonal/close relationships taught in psychology, communication, sociology, anthropology, human development family studies, marriage and family therapy, and social will also appreciate this engaging overview of the field.

Minding the Close Relationship

Minding the Close Relationship Author John H. Harvey
ISBN-10 0521028167
Year 2006-11-02
Pages 236
Language en
Publisher Cambridge University Press
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Minding is a process that involves behavior, thought, and feeling that facilitate couples' achievement of closeness. It is a never ending commitment to knowing and being known by one's partner, care in the attributions made about one's partner and the relationships, and respect and acceptance of one's partner. Minding the Close Relationship will serve as a supplementary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in social psychology, communication, family studies, and clinical , and counseling psychology.