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The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships

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Graham Allan, Irwin Altman, Arthur Aron, Donald Baucom, Steven Beach, Rosemary Blieszner, Jeffrey Boase, Barbara Brown, Bram Buunk, Lorne Campbell, Daniel J. Canary, Rodney Cate, John P. Caughlin, F. Scott Christopher, Marilyn Coleman, W. Andrew Collins, Carolyn Cutrona, Marianne Dainton, Valerian Derlega, Lisa M. Diamond, Steve Duck, Pearl Dykstra, Norman Epstein, Frank Fincham, Helen Fisher, Julie Fitness, Garth Fletcher, Lawrence Ganong, Jenny Gierveld, Robin Goodwin, Kathryn Greene, Willard W. Hartup, Kathi Heffner, Ted L. Huston, William J. Ickes, Emily Impett, Micahel P. Johnson, Deborah J. Jones, Deborah A. Kashy, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Galena Kline, Mark L. Knapp, Timothy J. Loving, Howard Markman, Mario Mikulincer, Patricia Noller, Nickola Overall, Letitia Anne Peplau, Sally Planalp, Mahnaz Rehmatullah, Harry T. Reis, Caryl Rusbult, Barbara R. Sarason, Sr. Irwin Sarason, Philip R. Shaver, Alan Sillars, Jeff Simpson, Susan Sprecher, Greg Strong, Laura Sullivan, Arthur VanLear, Theo van Tilburg, Barry Wellman, Amy Wenzel, Carol Werner
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  • Date Published: September 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521533591

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  • The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship in this dynamic field synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions. The volume addresses a broad range of established and emerging topics including: theoretical and methodological issues that influence the study of personal relationships; research and theory on relationship development, the nature and functions of personal relationships across the lifespan; individual differences and their influences on relationships; relationship processes such as cognition, emotion, and communication; relational qualities such as satisfaction and commitment; environmental influences on personal relationships; and maintenance and repair of relationships. The authors are experts from a variety of disciplines including several subfields of psychology, communication, family studies and sociology who have made major contributions to the understanding of relationships.

    • Most up-to-date reviews, broad range of topics, deep analysis, and balanced perspectives on controversial issues
    • Distinguished contributors
    • Coherent presentation of multidisciplinary perspectives on fascinating, crucially important aspect of human existence
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    • Date Published: September 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521533591
    • length: 914 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 46 mm
    • weight: 1.55kg
    • contains: 15 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I:
    1. Introduction
    Part II. Foundations for Studying Relationships:
    2. The Seven Seas of the study of personal relationships: from 'The Thousand Islands' to interconnected waterways
    3. Theoretical perspectives in the study of close relationships
    4. Research methods for the study of personal relationships
    5. Advances in data analytic methods for relationships research: the broad utility of Hierarchical linear modeling
    6. Relationship typologies
    Part III. Development of Relationships:
    7. From courtship to universal properties: research on dating and mate selection, 1950 to 2003
    8. Marital development
    9. Divorce and post-divorce relationships
    Part IV. Relationships across the Lifespan:
    10. Relationships in early and middle childhood
    11. Relationships in adolescence and early adulthood
    12. Close relationships in middle and late adulthood
    Part V. Individual Differences:
    13. Personality and relationships: a temperament perspective
    14. Attachment theory, individual psychodynamics, and relationship functioning
    15. 'His' and 'her' relationships?: a review of the empirical evidence
    16. Intimate same-sex relationships of sexual minorities
    17. Family relationships and depression
    Part VI. Basic Processes:
    18. Communication: basic properties and their relevance to relationship research
    19. Social cognition in intimate relationships
    20. Emotion in theories of close relationships
    21. I've got you under my skin: physiology and interpersonal relationships
    Part VII. Interactive Processes:
    22. Self-disclosure in personal relationships
    23. Close relationships and social support: implications for the measurement of social support
    24. Understanding couple conflict
    25. Sexuality in close relationships
    Part VIII. Threats to Relationships:
    26. Loneliness and social isolation
    27. Stress in couples: the process of dyadic coping
    28. Lying and deception in close relationships
    29. Temptations and threat: extradyadic relations and jealousy
    30. Violence and abuse in personal relationships: conflict, terror, and resistance in intimate partnerships
    Part IX. Relational Qualities:
    31. Relationship satisfaction
    32. Romantic love
    33. Commitment processes
    34. Intimacy
    Part X. Context:
    35. Social networks and personal communities
    36. Relationships in home and community environments: a transactional and dialectic analysis
    37. Relationships, culture, and social change
    38. Personal relationships: on and off the internet
    Part XI. Maintenance and Repair of Relationships:
    39. Maintaining relationships
    40. The treatment of relationship distress: theoretical perspectives and empirical findings
    Part XII. Conclusion:
    41. Bringing it all together: a theoretical approach.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Close Relationships
    • Communication in Close Relationships
    • Communication in Personal Relationships
    • Counseling diverse populations, CPSY 680/901
    • Interpersonal relationship
    • Intimate Relationships
    • Love & Intimacy
    • Personal Communication
    • Personal Relationships
    • Psychology of Close Relationships
    • Social Development
  • Editors

    Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas, Austin
    Anita Vangelisti currently teaches courses at the University of Texas, Austin on communication in personal relationships, family communication, communication and emotion, empirical research methods, and interaction analysis. Her work focuses on how communication affects, and is affected by, emotions and interpretive processes such as attribution. She has published articles in journals such as Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personal Relationships, Family Relations, the Journal of Adolescent Research, and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

    Daniel Perlman, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
    Daniel Perlman is an academic psychologist with broad, applied interests that cut across social, developmental and clinical psychology as focused on the study of close relationships. He is a Professor of Family Studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He was President of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships and the Canadian Psychological Association. He has authored and edited over 50 articles and 15 books and edited works.

    Contributors

    Graham Allan, Irwin Altman, Arthur Aron, Donald Baucom, Steven Beach, Rosemary Blieszner, Jeffrey Boase, Barbara Brown, Bram Buunk, Lorne Campbell, Daniel J. Canary, Rodney Cate, John P. Caughlin, F. Scott Christopher, Marilyn Coleman, W. Andrew Collins, Carolyn Cutrona, Marianne Dainton, Valerian Derlega, Lisa M. Diamond, Steve Duck, Pearl Dykstra, Norman Epstein, Frank Fincham, Helen Fisher, Julie Fitness, Garth Fletcher, Lawrence Ganong, Jenny Gierveld, Robin Goodwin, Kathryn Greene, Willard W. Hartup, Kathi Heffner, Ted L. Huston, William J. Ickes, Emily Impett, Micahel P. Johnson, Deborah J. Jones, Deborah A. Kashy, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, Galena Kline, Mark L. Knapp, Timothy J. Loving, Howard Markman, Mario Mikulincer, Patricia Noller, Nickola Overall, Letitia Anne Peplau, Sally Planalp, Mahnaz Rehmatullah, Harry T. Reis, Caryl Rusbult, Barbara R. Sarason, Sr. Irwin Sarason, Philip R. Shaver, Alan Sillars, Jeff Simpson, Susan Sprecher, Greg Strong, Laura Sullivan, Arthur VanLear, Theo van Tilburg, Barry Wellman, Amy Wenzel, Carol Werner

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