1st Edition

The Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships

ISBN 9780131836129
Published February 6, 2004 by Psychology Press
576 Pages

USD $180.00

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Book Description

This textbook provides an integrated and organized foundation for students seeking a brief but comprehensive introduction to the field of relationship science. It emphasizes the relationship field's intellectual themes, roots, and milestones; discusses its key constructs and their conceptualizations; describes its methodologies and classic studies; and, most important, presents the theories that have guided relationship scholars and produced the field's major research themes.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Relationships: The Web of Life  1. First Relationships  2. Relationships and Health  Part 2: Relationship Science  3. The Development of Relationship Science  4. The Concept of Relationship  5. Varieties of Relationship  Part 3: Relationship Initiation and Development  6. Birth of a Relationship  7. Relationship Growth and Maintenance  Part 4: Relationship Processes  8. Cognitive Processes  9. Affective Processes  10. Dispositional Influences  Part 5: Mating Relationships 11. Love  12. Mate Selection and Sex  Part 6: Relationships over Time  13. Satisfaction and Stability  14. Intervention and Dissolution

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Ellen S. Berscheid, Regents' Professor of Psychology Emerita, University of Minnesota

Pamela C. Regan, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Los Angeles