Emotion, Social Relationships, and Health

Paperback | May 15, 2001

EditorCarol D. Ryff, Burton H. Singer

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This volume brings together, for the first time, inquiries into the size and proximity of social networks and emotion in social relationships to advance understanding of how emotion in significant social relationships influences health. The collection integrates knowledge from those withexpertise in mapping the nature of emotional experience in human relations with those who are linking social ties to health outcomes, and those who explicate underlying neurobiological mechanisms. The book puts forth the idea that full explication of how emotion, social relationships, and healthare woven together demands multidisciplinary inquiry and brings together leading experts from fields of affective science, clinical and social psychology, epidemiology, psychiatry, psychoneuroimmunology, psychoneuroendocrinology, and health to promote the above synthesis.

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This volume brings together, for the first time, inquiries into the size and proximity of social networks and emotion in social relationships to advance understanding of how emotion in significant social relationships influences health. The collection integrates knowledge from those withexpertise in mapping the nature of emotional exp...

Carol D. Ryff is at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Burton Singer is at Princeton University.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:May 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Contributors1. Carol D. Ryff and Burton H. Singer: Introduction: Integrating Emotion into the Study of Social Relationships and Health2. John Gottman: Meta-Emotion, Children's Emotional Intelligence, and Buffering Children from Marital ConflictCommentaryVictoria von Sadovszky and Kathryn E. Angell: 3. Harry T. Reis: Relationship Experiences and Emotional Well-BeingCommentaryAngela Cloninger: 4. David Spiegel and Rachel Kimerling: Group Psychotherapy for Women with Breast Cancer: Relationships among Social Support, Emotional Expression, and SurvivalCommentaryVicki Aken: 5. Carol D. Ryff et al.: Elective Afinities and Uninvited Agonies: Mapping Emotions with Significant Others onto Health6. Teresa Seeman: How Do Others Get under Our Skin? Social Relationships and HealthCommentaryChristine M. L. Kwan: 7. Sheldon Cohen: Social Relationships and Susceptibility to the Common ColdCommentaryTed Robles: 8. Christopher L. Coe and Gabriele R. Lubach: Social Context and Other Psychological Influences on the Development of ImmunityCommentaryTeresa M. Reyes: Author IndexSubject Index

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"Papers and commentary from the 1997 Third Annual Wisconsin Symposium on Emotion delve into the nature of emotional interaction with significant others and its role in illuminating the established ties between social relationships and health. Contributors from the fields of affective science,clinical and social psychology, epidemiology, psychoneuroimmunology, and health address how to observe and evaluate social interactions in clinical, laboratory, or daily life contexts, and link emotional experience to health outcomes. Ryff teaches psychology at the University of Wisconsin. Singer isaffiliated with the Office of Population Research."--SciTech Book News