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The Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships

1st Edition

By Ellen S. Berscheid, Pamela C. Regan

Psychology Press

576 pages

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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

About the Authors

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

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / General