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Interpersonal Relationships : Routledge Modular Psychology - Diana Dwyer

Interpersonal Relationships

Routledge Modular Psychology

Hardcover Published: 9th March 2000
ISBN: 9780415196239
Number Of Pages: 188

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Humans are essentially social beings. As countless novels, films, songs, plays and poems testify, our ultimate happiness and despair is founded in our relationships. Interpersonal Relationships considers such friendships and more intimate relationships in detail, including theories of types of relationships and loves, why we need them, how they are formed, what we get out of them and the stages through which they go. Social and cultural variations are also explored, as well as the effect of relationships on our well-being and happiness. Interpersonal Relationships is tailor-made for the student new to higher-level study. With its helpful textbook features provided to assist in examination and learning techniques, it should interest all introductory psychology and sociology students, as well as those training for the caring services, such as nurses.

Types of Relationships
Introduction
Research on Interpersonal Relationships
Types of Relationships
Summary
Types of Love
The Basic Distinction: Companionate and Passionate Love
Rubin's Model of Liking and Loving
Sternberg's Triangle of Love
Lee's Six Styles of Loving
Types of Love and Attachment Styles
Summary
Factors Determining Relationship Formation
Proximity
Similarity
Physical Attraction
Reciprocal Liking
Complementarity
Competence
Summary
Theories of Interpersonal Attraction
Learning theory
Social Exchange theory
Equity theory
Sociobiology
Summary
The Maintenance and Course of Relationships
Stage and Filter Models
Evaluation of Filter and Stage theories
Summary
The Dissolution of Relationships
Conflicts in Relationships
Duck's Model of Relationship Dissolution
Rusbult and Zembrodt's Model of Responses to Relationship Dissatisfaction
Concluding Comments
Summary
Components and Effects of Relationships
Components of Relationships: Self-Disclosure
Components of Relationships: Rule
Components of Relationships: Power
Health and Happiness
Summary
Individual, Social and Cultural Variations in Relationships
Homosexual Relationships
Gender Differences In Same-sex Friendships
Cross-Cultural Differences In Heterosexual Relationships
Summary
Study Aids
Improving Your Essay Writing Skills
Key Research Summary
Glossary
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780415196239
ISBN-10: 041519623X
Series: Routledge Modular Psychology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 9th March 2000
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 12.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1

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