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Psychology of Close Relationships

Five Volume Set
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June 2012 | 2 160 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Close relationships provide a fundamental context for human behaviour and development and as such the study of close relationships has in recent years become a major theme in social psychology. This field produces rich and diverse research that can be daunting to access. Psychology of Close Relationships emphasizes original empirical investigations, as well as including conceptual papers that set the stage for relationship science or that build basic theories.

Volume One: Theoretical Foundation - Why Relationships Matter focuses on basic theoretical arguments about the importance of relationships for human behaviour and demonstrations of the consequences of relationships for health and well-being.

Volume Two: Attraction and Relationship Development covers the initiation and development of relationships by looking at classic processes such as similarity, proximity, familiarity and attractiveness, as well as material on friendship formation, self-disclosure, and intimacy.

Volume Three: Relationship Cognition and Emotion includes articles on the emotional and cognitive processes that characterize relationships.

Volume Four: Relationship Maintenance Processes delves into the processes relevant to maintaining and enhancing relationships and investigates interdependence theory, the leading approach to this topic.

Volume Five: Relationship Deterioration reviews research on the nature of relationship instability and deterioration, as well as what is known about their causes and consequences.

 
VOLUME ONE: THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS - WHY RELATIONSHIPS MATTER
 
PART ONE: THEORETICAL INTRODUCTION TO CLOSE RELATIONSHIPS
Ellen Berscheid
The Greening of Relationship Science
Roy Baumeister and Mark Leary
The Need to Belong
Desire for Interpersonal Attachments as a Fundamental Human Motivation  
Douglas Kenrick and Melanie Trost
Evolutionary Approaches to Relationships
Vivian Zayas, Yuichi Shoda and Ozlem Ayduk
Personality in Context
An Interpersonal Systems Perspective  
James McNulty and Frank Fincham
Beyond Positive Psychology? Toward a Contextual View of Psychological Processes and Well-Being
Bella DePaulo and Wendy Morris
The Unrecognized Stereotyping and Discrimination against People Who Are Single
Lawrence Kurdek
What Do We Know about Gay and Lesbian Couples?
 
PART TWO: RELATIONSHIPS, SOCIAL SUPPORT, HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Timothy Smith and J. Bradley Layton
Social Relationships and Mortality Risk
A Meta-Analytic Review  
Bert Uchino, John Cacioppo and Janice Kiecolt-Glaser
The Relationship between Social Support and Physiological Processes
A Review with Emphasis on Underlying Mechanisms and Implications for Health  
Lauri Pasch and Thomas Bradbury
Social Support, Conflict and the Development of Marital Dysfunction
Niall Bolger, Adam Zuckerman and Ronald Kessler
Invisible Support and Adjustment to Stress
James Coyne
Toward an Interactional Description of Depression
Nicole Eberhart and Constance Hammen
Interpersonal Predictors of Onset of Depression during the Transition to Adulthood
 
PART THREE: RELATIONSHIPS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
Wyndol Furman and Duane Buhrmester
Age and Sex Differences in Perceptions of Networks of Personal Relationships
Laura Carstensen, Derek Isaacowitz and Susan Charles
Taking Time Seriously
A Theory of Socio-Emotional Selectivity  
 
VOLUME TWO: ATTRACTION AND RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
 
PART ONE: SIMILARITY AND ATTRACTION
Theodore Newcomb
The Prediction of Interpersonal Attraction
Donn Byrne
Attitudes and Attraction
John Condon and William Crano
Inferred Evaluation and the Relation between Attitude Similarity and Interpersonal Attraction
David Watson et al
Match Makers and Deal Breakers
Analyses of Assortative Mating in Newlywed Couples  
R. Matthew Montoya, Robert Horton and Jeffrey Kirchner
Is Actual Similarity Necessary for Attraction? A Meta-Analysis of Actual and Perceived Similarity
 
PART TWO: FAMILIARITY, PROXIMITY AND RECIPROCITY
Richard Moreland and Scott Beach
Exposure Effects in the Classroom
The Development of Affinity among Students  
Ebbe Ebbesen, Glenn Kjos and Vladimir Kone?ni
Spatial Ecology
Its Effects on the Choice of Friends and Enemies  
Paul Eastwick et al
Selective versus Unselective Romantic Desire
Not All Reciprocity Is Created Equal  
 
PART THREE: ATTRACTIVENESS
Ellen Berscheid and Elaine Walster
Physical Attractiveness
Ladd Wheeler and Youngmee Kim
What Is Beautiful Is Culturally Good
The Physical Attractiveness Stereotype Has Different Content in Collectivistic Cultures  
Mark Snyder, Elizabeth Decker Tanke and Ellen Berscheid
Social Perception and Interpersonal Behavior
On the Self-Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes Intimacy and Friendship Development  
Michael Argyle and Monika Henderson
The Rules of Friendship
Dalmas Taylor and Irwin Altman
Communication in Interpersonal Relationships
Social Penetration Processes  
Harry Reis and Phillip Shaver
Intimacy as an Interpersonal Process
Margaret Clark and Judson Mills
Interpersonal Attraction in Exchange and Communal Relationships
 
VOLUME THREE: RELATIONSHIP COGNITION AND EMOTION
 
PART ONE: ATTACHMENT THEORY
Phillip Shaver and Mario Mikulincer
Attachment-Related Psychodynamics
Kim Bartholomew
Avoidance of Intimacy
An Attachment Perspective  
Mario Mikulincer
Attachment Working Models and the Sense of Trust
An Exploration of Interaction Goals and Affect Regulation  
Nancy Collins and Brooke Feeney
A Safe Haven
An Attachment Theory Perspective on Support-Seeking and Care-Giving Processes in Intimate Relationships  
 
PART TWO: EMOTION IN RELATIONSHIPS
Susan Sprecher
The Relation between Inequity and Emotions in Close Relationships
Madoka Kumashiro and Constantine Sedikides
Taking on Board Liability-Focused Information
Close Positive Relationships as a Self-Bolstering Resource  
 
PART THREE: LOVE AND SEX
Harry Reis and Arthur Aron
Love
What Is It, Why Does It Matter and How Does It Operate?  
Cindy Hazan and Phillip Shaver
Romantic Love Conceptualized as an Attachment Process
Robert Levine et al
Love and Marriage in 11 Cultures
David Buss
Sex Differences in Human Mate Preferences
Evolutionary Hypotheses Tested in 37 Cultures  
Letitia Anne Peplau
Human Sexuality
How Do Men and Women Differ?  
 
PART FOUR: RELATIONSHIP COGNITION
Mark Baldwin
Relational Schemas and the Processing of Social Information
Arthur Aron et al
Close Relationships as Including Other in Self
Faby Gagné and John Lydon
Bias and Accuracy in Close Relationships
An Integrative Review  
Cathy McFarland and Michael Ross
The Relation between Current Impressions and Memories of Self and Dating Partners
C. Raymond Knee, Heather Patrick and Cynthia Lonsbary
Implicit Theories of Relationships
Orientations toward Evaluation and Cultivation  
Susan Andersen, Inga Reznik and Lenora Manzella
Eliciting Facial Affect, Motivation and Expectancies in Transference
Significant-Other Representations in Social Relations  
 
VOLUME FOUR: RELATIONSHIP MAINTENANCE PROCESSES
 
PART ONE: INTERDEPENDENCE PROCESSES
J.G. Holmes and J.K. Rempel
Trust in Close Relationships
Sandra Murray, John Holmes and Nancy Collins
Optimizing Assurance
The Risk Regulation System in Relationships  
Sandra Murray, John Holmes and Dale Griffin
The Benefits of Positive Illusions
Idealization and the Construction of Satisfaction in Close Relationships  
Caryl Rusbult et al
Accommodation Processes in Close Relationships
Theory and Preliminary Empirical Evidence  
Caryl Rusbult, Eli Finkel and Madoka Kumashiro
The Michelangelo Phenomenon
 
PART TWO: SELF-REGULATION AND MOTIVATION
Abraham Tesser
Toward a Self-Evaluation Maintenance Model of Social Behavior
William Swann Jr., Chris De La Ronde and J. Gregory Hixon
Authenticity and Positivity Strivings in Marriage and Courtship
Lisa Neff and Benjamin Karney
To Know You Is to Love You
The Implications of Global Adoration and Specific Accuracy for Marital Relationships  
Gráinne Fitzsimons and John Bargh
Thinking of You
Non-Conscious Pursuit of Interpersonal Goals Associated with Relationship Partners  
Shelly Gable and Harry Reis
Good News! Capitalizing on Positive Events in an Interpersonal Context
Amy Canevello and Jennifer Crocker
Creating Good Relationships
Responsiveness, Relationship Quality and Interpersonal Goals  
 
VOLUME FIVE: RELATIONSHIP DETERIORATION
 
PART ONE: MARRIAGE AND MARITAL CONFLICT
Frank Fincham and Steven Beach
Conflict in Marriage
Implications for Working with Couples  
Benjamin Karney and Thomas Bradbury
The Longitudinal Course of Marital Quality and Stability
A Review of Theory, Method and Research  
Ted Huston
What's Love Got to Do with It? Why Some Marriages Succeed and Others Fail
John Gottman et al
Predicting Marital Happiness and Stability from Newlywed Interactions
Christopher Heavey, Christopher Layne and Andrew Christensen
Gender and Conflict Structure in Marital Interaction
A Replication and Extension  
Catrin Finkenauer and Hana Hazam
Disclosure and Secrecy in Marriage
Do Both Contribute to Marital Satisfaction  
Jeffry Simpson, W. Steven Rholes and Dede Phillips
Conflict in Close Relationships
An Attachment Perspective  
Geraldine Downey et al
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Close Relationships
Rejection Sensitivity and Rejection by Romantic Partners  
 
PART TWO: INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE
Michael Johnson
Patriarchal Terrorism and Common Couple Violence
Two Forms of Violence against Women  
Caryl Rusbult and John Martz
Remaining in Abusive Relationships
An Investment Model Analysis of Non-Voluntary Dependence  
Eli Finkel et al
Self-Regulatory Failure and Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration
 
PART THREE: DIVORCE AND ITS CONSEQUENCES
George Levinger
A Social Psychological Perspective on Marital Dissolution
Paul Amato
The Consequences of Divorce for Adults and Children

Psychology of Close Relationships is five volumes of tightly written articles about what brings people together, keeps them together or propels them apart. This is a wonderfully concise, and well presented set of papers quoting recent and longitudinal research, which deserves to be available to clinicians as well as researchers.

Irem Bray
Consultant psychologist and family therapist
Nurturing Potential

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ISBN: 9781446208816
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