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Advances in Personal Relationships : Understanding Marriage: Developments in the Study of Couple Interaction - Patricia Noller

Advances in Personal Relationships

Understanding Marriage: Developments in the Study of Couple Interaction

By: Patricia Noller (Editor), Judith A. Feeney (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 14th October 2002
ISBN: 9780521803700
Number Of Pages: 586

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This edited volume draws together a wide range of new and exciting developments in the study of marital interaction. A significant feature of the book is its focus, not only on conflict and negative interactions, but also on the processes by which couples maintain happy and constructive relationships. The chapters review and integrate the extensive literature in this area, as well as presenting important new research findings. The contributors come from the disciplines of communication, social psychology and clinical psychology, and have national and international reputations for their work in this area. The findings reflect the latest developments in theory and methodology, and have important implications for those working to strengthen and repair marital relationships.

'This is an excellent book. It is handy because of its coverage of a range of related topics and useful because it presents the latest developments in the field of marital interactions. It would form a brilliant guide to researchers, practitioners, and students in the field and one that is highly recommended.' Journal of Family Studies

Introduction
The Effect of Cognition on Interaction Patterns: Introduction to Part 1
Thought and action: connecting attributions to behaviours in married couples' interactions
Self-evaluation motives in close relationships: a model of global enhancement and specific verification
Competition in romantic relationships: do partners build niches?
Cognition and communication during marital conflict: how alcohol affects subjective coding of interaction in aggressive and non-aggressive couples
Understanding the Importance of Positive Interaction: Introduction to Part 2
Observational 'windows' to intimacy processes in marriage
Bases for giving benefits in marriage: what is ideal? what is realistic? what really happens?
Shared participation in self-expanding activities: positive effects on experienced marital quality
Coping with Disappointment, Criticism and Betrayal: Introduction to Part 3
Coping with disappointments in marriage: when partners' standards are unmet
On empathic accuracy and husbands' abusiveness: the 'overattribution bias'
The war of the roses: an interdependence analysis of betrayal and forgiveness
Power, Conflict and Violence in Marital Interaction: Introduction to Part 4
Demand-withdraw communication during couple conflict: a review and analysis
Approaches to the study of power in violent and nonviolent marriages, and in gay male and lesbian cohabiting relationships
The communication of couples in violent and nonviolent relationships: temporal associations with own and partners' anxiety/arousal and behavior
Marital Interaction at Important Transition Periods: Introduction to Part 5
Adult attachment, the transition to parenthood, and marital well-being
Allocation and performance of household tasks: a comparison of new parents and childless couples
Caregiving and its influence on marital interactions between older spouses
Interventions for Strengthening Relationships: Introduction to Part 6
Risk factors, risk processes, and the longitudinal course of newlywed marriage
Does working at a relationship work? relationship self-regulation and relationship outcomes
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521803700
ISBN-10: 0521803705
Series: Advances in Personal Relationships
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 586
Published: 14th October 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 16.0  x 4.3
Weight (kg): 1.03