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The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction : Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development - Thomas N. Bradbury

The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction

Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development

By: Thomas N. Bradbury (Editor), Robert L. Weiss (Foreword by)

Hardcover Published: 13th August 1998
ISBN: 9780521451901
Number Of Pages: 492

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As the first comprehensive volume to explore how marriages develop and deteriorate, The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction brings together leading scholars to present recent research on the longitudinal course of marriage. The chapters share a common focus on the early phases of marriage but address a diverse array of topics, including marital conflict, personality, social support, the transition to parenthood, violence, ethnicity, stress, alcohol use, commitment, and sexuality. Implications of this research for alleviating marital distress are also noted. The book concludes with six provocative analyses by prominent scholars in the areas of sociology, clinical psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology.

List of contributors
Introduction: the developmental course of marital dysfunction
Conceptual and Empirical Contributions
Communication in early marriage: responses to conflict, nonverbal accuracy and conversational patterns Patricia Noller
Marital aggression, quality and stability in the first year of marriage: findings from the Buffalo newlywed study
Accommodation processes during the early years of marriage
The psychological infrastructure of courtship and marriage: the role of personality and compatibility in romantic relationships
Happiness in stable marriages: the early years
Developmental changes in marital satisfaction: a 6-year prospective longitudinal study of newlywed couples
The development of marriage: a 9-year perspective
Premarital predictors of relationship outcomes: a 15-year follow-up of the Boston couples study
Optimizing longitudinal research for understanding and preventing marital dysfunction
Socialization into marital roles: testing a contextual, developmental model of marital functioning
Physical aggression in marriage: a developmental analysis
Invited Commentaries
On intervention and relationship events: a marital therapist looks at longitudinal research on marriage
A developmentalist's perspective on marital change
Couples, gender and time: comments on method
On the etiology of marital decay and its consequences: comments from a clinical psychologist
Problems and prospects in longitudinal research on marriage: a sociologist's perspective
A social psychological view of marital dysfunction and stability
Author index
Subject index.
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ISBN: 9780521451901
ISBN-10: 0521451906
Series: Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 492
Published: 13th August 1998
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.77