The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships, 1st Edition

  • D. Perlman
  • A. Vangelisti
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  • ISBN-10: 0511481098
  • ISBN-13: 9780511481093
  • DDC: 302.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 914 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released October 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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With the field of personal relationships having grown dramatically in the past quarter century, The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship, synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Introduction.
2: Personal Relationships: An Introduction.
3: Foundations for Studying Relationships.
4: The Seven Seas of the Study of Personal Relationships: From “The Thousand Islands” to Interconnected Waterways.
5: Theoretical Perspectives in the Study of Close Relationships.
6: Research Methods for the Study of Personal Relationships.
7: Advances in Data Analytic Approaches for Relationships Research: The Broad Utility of Hierarchical Linear Modeling.
8: Relationship Typologies.
9: Development of Relationships.
10: From Courtship to Universal Properties: Research on Dating and Mate Selection, 1950 to 2003.
11: The Affective Structure of Marriage.
12: Divorce and Postdivorce Relationships.
13: Relationships Across the Life Span.
14: Relationships in Early and Middle Childhood.
15: Personal Relationships in Adolescence and Early Adulthood.
16: Close Relationships in Middle and Late Adulthood.
17: Individual Differences.
18: Personality and Relationships: A Temperament Perspective.
19: Attachment Theory, Individual Psychodynamics, and Relationship Functioning.
20: “His” and “Her” Relationships? A Review of the Empirical Evidence.
21: The Intimate Same-Sex Relationships of Sexual Minorities.
22: Family Relationships and Depression.
23: Basic Processes.
24: Communication: Basic Properties and Their Relevance to Relationship Research.
25: Social Cognition in Intimate Relationships.
26: Emotion in Theories of Close Relationships.
27: Physiology and Interpersonal Relationships.
28: Interactive Processes.
29: Self-Disclosure in Personal Relationships.
30: Close Relationships and Social Support: Implications for the Measurement of Social Support.
31: Understanding Couple Conflict.
32: Sexuality in Close Relationships.
33: Threats to Relationships.
34: Loneliness and Social Isolation.
35: Stress in Couples: The Process of Dyadic Coping.
36: Lying and Deception in Close Relationships.
37: Temptation and Threat: Extradyadic Relations and Jealousy.
38: Violence and Abuse in Personal Relationships: Conflict, Terror, and Resistance in Intimate Partnerships.
39: Relational Qualities.
40: Relationship Satisfaction.
41: Romantic Love.
42: Commitment.
43: Intimacy in Personal Relationships.
44: Context.
45: Social Networks and Personal Communities.
46: Relationships in Home and Community Environments: A Transactional and Dialectic Analysis.
47: Relationships, Culture, and Social Change.
48: Personal Relationships: On and Off the Internet.
49: Maintenance and Repair of Relationships.
50: Maintaining Relationships.
51: The Treatment of Relationship Distress: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings.
52: Conclusion.
53: Bringing It All Together: A Theoretical Approach.
Author Index.
Subject Index.