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Personal Relationships and Personal Networks

Personal Relationships and Personal Networks

1st Edition

By Malcolm R. Parks
August 16, 2006

The effort to understand personal relationships has traditionally focused on the individual characteristics of participants. Personal Relationships and Personal Networks takes this analysis a step further, focusing on research linking participants' feelings and actions within a given personal ...

Safer Sex in Personal Relationships The Role of Sexual Scripts in HIV Infection and Prevention

Safer Sex in Personal Relationships: The Role of Sexual Scripts in HIV Infection and Prevention

1st Edition

By Tara M. Emmers-Sommer, Mike Allen
September 06, 2016

This book focuses on safer sex discussion and practice in close, personal relationships, emphasizing research on individuals in personal relationship types that are experiencing a rise in HIV infection and AIDS. Moving beyond studies of gay adult males and IV drug-users, this work paints a clear ...

Relational Communication An Interactional Perspective To the Study of Process and Form

Relational Communication: An Interactional Perspective To the Study of Process and Form

1st Edition

Edited By L. Edna Rogers, Valent¡n Escudero
April 23, 2015

Relational Communication: An Interactional Perspective to the Study of Process and Form brings together in one volume a full treatment of the relational communication perspective on the study of relationships. This perspective takes to heart the formative nature of communication by focusing on the ...

Communication Among Grandmothers, Mothers, and Adult Daughters A Qualitative Study of Maternal Relationships

Communication Among Grandmothers, Mothers, and Adult Daughters: A Qualitative Study of Maternal Relationships

1st Edition

By Michelle A. Miller-Day
December 22, 2014

This volume examines communication processes within the grandmother-mother-daughter relationship, emphasizing an intergenerational perspective. Using observations of and extensive interviews with six sets of middle-income, Caucasian female family members, this book offers a heuristic account of ...

To Dance the Dance A Symbolic Interactional Exploration of Premarital Sexuality

To Dance the Dance: A Symbolic Interactional Exploration of Premarital Sexuality

1st Edition

By F. Scott Christopher
June 09, 2014

This pioneering monograph integrates the major research findings of the past four decades and offers a new model for the study of human sexuality. The author examines the empirical literature on sexuality for the developmental stages of childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood and for ...

Adolescent Relationships and Drug Use

Adolescent Relationships and Drug Use

1st Edition

By Michelle A. Miller-Day, Janet Alberts, Michael L. Hecht, Melanie R. Trost, Robert L. Krizek
February 01, 2000

Adolescent Relationships and Drug Use explores the communicative and relational features of adolescent drug use. It focuses on peer norms, risk, and protective factors and considers how drugs are offered to adolescents, examining such factors as who makes the offers and how they are resisted, where...

Cognition, Communication, and Romantic Relationships

Cognition, Communication, and Romantic Relationships

1st Edition

By James M. Honeycutt, James G. Cantrill
August 01, 2000

Cognition, Communication, and Romantic Relationships focuses on the role of memory, communication, and social cognition in the development of romantic relationships. The authors review developmental models of communication and examine criticisms of these models. They also explore the stages through...

Communicating at the End of Life Finding Magic in the Mundane

Communicating at the End of Life: Finding Magic in the Mundane

1st Edition

By Elissa Foster
October 19, 2006

This enlightening volume provides first-hand perspectives and ethnographic research on communication at the end of life, a topic that has gone largely understudied in communication literature. Author Elissa Foster’s own experiences as a volunteer hospice caregiver form the basis of the book. ...

The State of Affairs Explorations in infidelity and Commitment

The State of Affairs: Explorations in infidelity and Commitment

1st Edition

Edited By Jean Duncombe, Kaeren Harrison, Graham Allan, Dennis Marsden
April 28, 2004

This volume brings together contributions on the study of sexual affairs in committed personal relationships. The editors enlisted colleagues with varied theoretical and methodological perspectives from Britain, the United States, and other countries. Together, their contributions provide a broad, ...

Relating Difficulty The Processes of Constructing and Managing Difficult Interaction

Relating Difficulty: The Processes of Constructing and Managing Difficult Interaction

1st Edition

Edited By D. Charles Kirkpatrick, Steven Duck, Megan K. Foley
February 21, 2006

Relating Difficulty offers insight into the nature of difficulty in relationships across a broad range of human experience. Whether dealing with in-laws or ex-spouses, long-distance relationships or power and status in the workplace, difficulty is an all too common feature of daily life. Relating ...

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships

1st Edition

By Laura K. Guerrero, Kory Floyd
November 18, 2005

Nonverbal Communication in Close Relationships provides a synthesis of research on nonverbal communication as it applies to interpersonal interaction, focusing on the close relationships of friends, family, and romantic partners. Authors Laura K. Guerrero and Kory Floyd support the premise that ...

Inappropriate Relationships the Unconventional, the Disapproved, and the Forbidden

Inappropriate Relationships: the Unconventional, the Disapproved, and the Forbidden

1st Edition

Edited By Robin Goodwin, Duncan Cramer
April 01, 2002

In one of the great euphemisms of our time, an embattled President Clinton admitted to an "inappropriate relationship" with his White House intern, Monica Lewinsky. But what exactly is an "inappropriate relationship?" For that matter, what is an "appropriate relationship?" And how can an ...

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