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Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy - Debra J. Mashek

Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy

By: Debra J. Mashek (Editor), Arthur Aron (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9780805842845
Number Of Pages: 464

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This handbook brings together the latest thinking on the scientific study of closeness and intimacy from some of the most active and widely recognized relationship scholars in social and clinical psychology, communication studies, and related disciplines. Each contributing author defines their understanding of the meaning of closeness and intimacy; summarizes existing research and provides an overview of a theoretical framework; presents new ideas, applications, and previously unstated theoretical connections; and provides cross-references to other chapters to further integrate the material.
"The Handbook of Closeness and Intimacy" will be of interest to researchers, practitioners, and students from social, clinical, and developmental psychology; family studies; counseling; and communication.

"Let me indicate my bottom line...it is an excellent project on a key topic with a distinguished cast of contributors....I wholeheartedly recommend it...I found the abstracts strong conceptually. They are not only grounded in relevant theory but also several will help advance it."; -- Dr. Daniel Periman University of British Columbia; "Overall, the book by Mashek & Aron promises to be an important scholarly resource and makes a significant contribution to the growing area of personal relationships....Given each contributor has been involved in groundbreaking research in the area of personal relationships, the prospects of finding important information in this volume seems to be guaranteed....The book would be a 'must have' volume in most researchers' libraries and useful for graduate classes..."; -- Dr. Sandra Petronio Indiana University-Purdue University Indianopolis; "The primary strengths of the proposed volume are that: 1) it is designed to focus on closeness and intimacy, rather than personal relationships in general; 2) one of the co-editors, Art Aron, is extremely productive, competent, and well-known; 3) many very strong scholars with international reputations will be included in the handbook....I personally would purchase it, would advise my colleagues and library to do so, and if I were teaching a graduate seminar on closeness and intimacy, I would adopt the handbook."; -- Dr. Mark Fine University of Missouri-Columbia; "The line-up of contributors is outstanding....The field is growing, and this work should fit and in some ways be a defining book for the early 21st century...I would consider using the book in my graduate seminar in relationships." -- Dr. John Harvey University of Iowa"

Contents
Preface
Introduction
What Are Closeness and Intimacy?
A Prototype Model of Intimacy Interactions in Same-Sex Friendships
Closeness as Including Other in the Self
Deep Intimate Connection: Self and Intimacy in Couple Relationships
Intimacy as an Interpersonal Process: Current Status and Future Directions
How Can Closeness and Intimacy Be Measured?
Measuring Closeness: The Relationship Closeness Inventory (RCI) Revisited
Thinking Close: Measuring Relational Closeness as Perceived Self-Other Inclusion
A Practical Look at Intimacy: ENRICH Couple Typology
What Are the General Processes of Closeness and Intimacy?
Interdependence, Closeness, and Relationships
An Attachment Theory Perspective on Closeness and Intimacy
Sexual Passion, Intimacy, and Gender
Perceived Partner Responsiveness as an Organizing Construct in the Study of Intimacy and Closeness
What Individual Differences Play a Role in Closeness and Intimacy?
The Relational Self-Construal and Closeness
The Link Between the Pursuit of Intimacy Goals and Satisfaction in Close Relationships: An Examination of the Underlying Processes
The Impact of Adult Temperament on Closeness and Intimacy
What Situational Factors Play a Role in Closeness and Intimacy?
Beyond the Individual: Concomitants of Closeness in the Social and Physical Environment
Loss of an Intimate Partner Through Death
The Cultural Grounding of Closeness and Intimacy
Is There a Dark Side to Closeness and Intimacy?D.J. Mashek
Desiring Less Closeness With Intimate Others
Closeness as Intersubjectivity: Social Absorption and Social Individuation
Methods for Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy
Avoidant Attachment: Exploration of an Oxymoron
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780805842845
ISBN-10: 0805842845
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.98
Edition Number: 1