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Advances in Personal Relationships : Stability and Change in Relationships - Anita L. Vangelisti

Advances in Personal Relationships

Stability and Change in Relationships

By: Anita L. Vangelisti (Editor), Harry T. Reis (Editor), Mary Anne Fitzpatrick (Editor)


Published: 18th January 2013
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Understanding interpersonal relationships requires understanding actors, behaviors, and contexts. This volume presents cutting edge research from a variety of disciplines that examines personal relationships on all three levels. The first section focuses on the factors that influence individuals to enter, maintain, and dissolve relationships. The second section emphasizes ongoing processes that characterize relationships and focuses on issues such as arguing and sacrificing. The third and final section demonstrates that the process of stability and change are embedded in social, cultural, and historical contexts. Chapters address cultural universals as well as cross-cultural differences in relationship behaviors and outcomes. The emergence of new relational forms, such as the interaction between people and computers, is also explored. Stability and Change in Relationships will be of interest to a broad range of fields, including psychology, sociology, communications, gerontology, and counselling.

Actors: The Scaffolding of Stability and Change
Change in relationship knowledge representations
Personality effects on personal relationships over the life span
An intergenerational model of romantic relationship development
How relationships begin and end: a genetic perspective
Behaviors: The Processes of Stability and Change
Serial arguing over the relational life course: antecedents and consequences
Communication, relationships concerns, and satisfaction in early marriage
Sacrifice in romantic relationships: an exploration of relevant research and theory
Stability and change in social relations: perspectives from gerontology and stress research
What microanalysis of behavior in social situations can reveal about relationships across the life span
Developing a multifaceted view of change in relationships
Contexts: The Social Environment for Stability and Change
Social networks and change in personal relationships
Creating a context for change: integrative couple therapy
Passionate love and sexual desire: cultural and historical perspectives
Rules for responsive robots: using human interactions to build virtual interactions
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ISBN: 9780521790765
ISBN-10: 052179076X
Series: Advances in Personal Relationships
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 18th January 2013
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.75