9780863775956

Close Relationships: Key Readings

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  • ISBN13:

    9780863775956

  • ISBN10:

    0863775950

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2004-07-21
  • Publisher: Psychology Pres

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Summary

Relationships are among the most important human endeavors and play a central role in human behavior, emotion, and well-being. Too long neglected by the research community, the past few decades have seen rapid increases in the amount and sophistication of research designed to understand the processes that govern the initiation, development, maintenance, and deterioration of relationships. This collection includes both classic and contemporary approaches to some of the most important and influential issues in the study of relationships. The articles in this reader were selected and edited for readability, interest, and centrality to the empirical study of relationship processes. The reader provides a timely and thorough introduction to the theories, questions, methods, and findings of social-psychological research on relationship processes. Suitable for both graduate and undergraduate students, it might be used as a supplement in social psychology courses or as source material in courses andseminars concerned with relationships.

Table of Contents

Relationship Science: A Casual and Somewhat Selective Review 1(20)
SECTION 1 Relationships in Our Lives
21(54)
The Greening of Relationship Science
25(10)
Ellen Berscheid
Social Support in Pregnancy: Psychosocial Correlates of Birth Outcomes and Postpartum Depression
35(22)
Nancy L. Collins
Christine Dunkel-Schetter
Marci Lobel
Susan C.M. Scrimshaw
Change and Consistency in Social Participation During Early Adulthood
57(18)
Harry T. Reis
Yi-Cheng Lin
M. Elizabeth Bennett
John B. Nezlek
SECTION 2 First Impressions and Interpersonal Attraction
75(34)
Continuity Between the Experimental Study of Attraction and Real-Life Computer Dating
81(8)
Donn Byrne
Charles R. Ervin
John Lamberth
Exposure Effects in the Classroom: The Development of Affinity Among Students
89(10)
Richard L. Moreland
Scott R. Beach
Social Perception and Interpersonal Behavior: On the Self-Fulfilling Nature of Social Stereotypes
99(10)
Mark Snyder
Elizabeth Decker Tanke
Ellen Berscheid
SECTION 3 Evolution, Experience, and Later Relationships
109(84)
Evolutionary Approaches to Relationships
115(20)
Douglas T. Kenrick
Melanie R. Trost
Sex Differences in Human Mate Preferences: Evolutionary Hypotheses Tested in 37 Cultures
135(18)
David M. Buss
Attachment as an Organizational Framework for Research on Close Relationships
153(22)
Cindy Hazan
Phillip R. Shaver
Attachment Working Models and the Sense of Trust: An Exploration of Interaction Goals and Affect Regulation
175(18)
Mario Mikulincer
SECTION 4 Developing Relationships
193(46)
Intimacy as an Interpersonal Process: The Importance of Self-Disclosure, Partner Disclosure, and Perceived Partner Responsiveness in Interpersonal Exchanges
199(14)
Jean-Philippe Laurenceau
Lisa Feldman Barrett
Paula R. Pietromonaco
A Triangular Theory of Love
213(16)
Robert J. Sternberg
Love and Marriage in Eleven Cultures
229(10)
Robert Levine
Suguru Sato
Tsukasa Hashimoto
Jyoti Verma
SECTION 5 Interdependence in Relationships
239(42)
Interpersonal Attraction in Exchange and Communal Relationships
245(12)
Margaret S. Clark
Judson Mills
Beneficial Impression Management: Strategically Controlling Information to Help Friends
257(12)
Barry R. Schlenker
Thomas W. Britt
Transactive Memory in Close Relationships
269(12)
Daniel M. Wegner
Ralph Erber
Paula Raymond
SECTION 6 Maintaining Relationships
281(58)
Commitment and Relationship Maintenance Mechanisms
287(18)
Caryl E. Rusbult
Nils Olsen
Jody L. Davis
Peggy A. Hannon
Perception of Physical Attractiveness: Mechanisms Involved in the Maintenance of Romantic Relationships
305(12)
Jeffry A. Simpson
Steven W. Gangestad
Margaret Lerma
The Benefits of Positive Illusions: Idealization and the Construction of Satisfaction in Close Relationships
317(22)
Sandra L. Murray
John G. Holmes
Dale W. Griffin
SECTION 7 Cognition and Emotion in Ongoing Relationships
339(82)
Managing Empathic Accuracy in Close Relationships
345(20)
William Ickes
Jeffry A. Simpson
Close Relationships as Including Other in the Self
365(16)
Arthur Aron
Elaine N. Aron
Michael Tudor
Greg Nelson
Eliciting Facial Affect, Motivation, and Expectancies in Transference: Significant-Other Representations in Social Relations
381(24)
Susan M. Andersen
Inga Reznik
Lenora M. Manzella
Are there ``His'' and ``Hers'' Types of Interdependence? The Implications of Gender Differences in Collective Versus Relational Interdependence for Affect, Behavior, and Cognition
405(16)
Shira Gabriel
Wendi L. Gardner
SECTION 8 Deteriorating Relationships
421(62)
Attribution Processes in Distressed and Nondistressed Couples: 2. Responsibility for Marital Problems
427(8)
Frank D. Fincham
The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Close Relationships: Rejection Sensitivity and Rejection by Romantic Partners
435(22)
Geraldine Downey
Antonio L. Freitas
Benjamin Michaelis
Hala Khouri
Emotional Behavior in Long-Term Marriage
457(14)
Laura L. Carstensen
John M. Gottman
Robert W. Levenson
Patriarchal Terrorism and Common Couple Violence: Two Forms of Violence Against Women
471(12)
Michael P. Johnson
Appendix: How to Read a Journal Article in Social Psychology 483(10)
Christian H. Jordan
Mark P. Zanna
Author Index 493(16)
Subject Index 509

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