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Human Relationships

Human Relationships

Fourth Edition
  • Steve Duck - The University of Iowa, USA, Rhetoric Dept, USA, University of Iowa, USA

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Social Psychology (General)

March 2007 | 312 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The Fourth Edition of this highly successful textbook provides a unique and comprehensive introduction to the study and understanding of human relationships. Fresh insights from family studies, developmental psychology, occupational and organizational psychology also combine to bring new perspectives to this thorough survey of the field.

Thoroughly updated, with new chapters on: relating difficulty; "small media" technology and relationships, and practical applications, the Fourth Edition offers a fully up-to-date and authoritative review of the field.

Meaning and Relationships in a Biological and Cultural Context
Attachment and Emotion
Daily Life
The Everyday Conduct and Management of Relationships

Relationships within Other Relationships
Social Networks and Families

Influencing Strangers, Acquaintances and Friends
Technology and the Boundary of Relationships
It's All Geek to Me

The Management of Relationship Difficulty
Some Applications of Relationship Research

Gives a good general overview from a social psychology perspective in case students are in interested.

Dr Fauzia Ahmad
Sociology Department, Goldsmiths, University of London
July 15, 2019

A good resourse to give further insight into the module, building effective relationships

Mrs Evonne Parker
School of education , Blackburn College
December 4, 2012

Chose another text by author, more comprehensive and contemporary.

April 30, 2012

I ordered this book after running a search on the site for 'organisational psychology'. While the book itself is very interesting, providing nice everyday-life examples on complex issues, it is not suitable as a text for organisational psychology students. It may be more suited to a general psychology course, in particular on human relationships. While influenced by organisational psychology, it is not actually on the topic of organisatinoal psychology. It has, nonetheless, provided a number of helpful examples in preparing the course, in particular the section on relationships in the workplace.

Dr Elizabeth Mathews
Humanities, Institute of Technology, Tallaght
February 1, 2011

This is a good text explaining sophisticated ideas in a easy to understand way

Dr Zaheer Hussain
Psychology. Faculty of Education, Health and Sciences, Derby University
December 15, 2010

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