Handbook Of Interpersonal Commitment And Relationship Stability

Hardcover | September 30, 1999

EditorJeffrey M. Adams, Warren H. Jones

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The first handbook to systematically address the numerous theoretical, conceptual, and empirical issues pertaining to commitment and relationship longevity. Topics covered include conceptualization and measurement; how commitment develops in relationships; basic commitment processes; commitment within diverse populations; applications and clinical issues; and the relationship between commitment and trust, betrayal, jealousy, and relationship stability.

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The first handbook to systematically address the numerous theoretical, conceptual, and empirical issues pertaining to commitment and relationship longevity. Topics covered include conceptualization and measurement; how commitment develops in relationships; basic commitment processes; commitment within diverse populations; applicat...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:550 pages, 10 × 7.01 × 0.03 inPublished:September 30, 1999Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:030646148X

ISBN - 13:9780306461484

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Table of Contents

I: Introduction. 1. Interpersonal Commitment in Historical Perspective; J.M. Adams, W.H. Jones. II: Conceptualization and Measurement of Interpersonal Commitment. 2. Duty toward Whom? Reconsidering Attractions and Barriers as Determinants of Commitment in a Relationship; G. Levinger. 3. Conceiving Couple Commitment: Choice, Promise, and Fulfillment; P.K. Wyatt. 4. Personal, Moral, and Structural Commitment to Relationships: Experiences of Choice and Constraint; M.P. Johnson. III: The Development of Interpersonal Commitment. 5. Interpersonal Experience in Infancy as a Foundation for the Capacity in Adults for Stable Relationships; M.G. Lundeen. 6. Attachment Processes and Commitment to Romantic Relationships; H.J. Morgan, P.R. Shaver. 7. The Development of Commitment to Marriage: A Phenomenological Approach; C.A. Surra, D.K. Hughes, S.E. Jacquet. 8. Commitment in the Early Years of Marriage; J. Veroff. IV: Basic Commitment Processes in Relationships. 9. The Dynamics of Interpersonal Commitment and the Issue of Salience; J.M. Adams, J.S. Spain. 10. Marital Commitment and Family Life Transitions: A Social Exchange Perspective on the Construction and Deconstruction of Intimate Relationships; R.M. Sabatelli. 11. Commitment and Adversity: A Reciprocal Relation; J. Lydon. 12. The Relationship of Exchange and Commitment; B.I. Murstein. 13. What Attachment Styles and Love Styles Add to the Understanding of Commitment and Relationship Stability; K.E. Davis. 14. Interpersonal Commitments: The Interplay of Social Networks and Individual Identities; R.K. Leik, T.J. Owens, I. Tallman. V: Commitment within Diverse Populations. 15. Stability and Commitment in Friendships; B. Fehr. 16. The Bereavement Experience: Continuing Commitment after the Loss of a Loved One; R.O. Hansson, J.O. Berry, M.E. Berry. 17. Examples of Commitment in Postdivorce Relationships between Ex-Spouses; C. Masheter. 18. Levels and Styles of Commitment in Marriage: The Case of Asian Indian Immigrants; R.N. Singh, M. Kanjirathinkal. 19. Commitment and Sexual Behaviors in Adolescent Dating Relationships; S.S. Rostosky, D.P. Welsh, M.C. Kawaguchi, R.V. Galliher. 20. The Constraints of Innovation: Commitment and Stability among Same-Sex Couples; D.G. Patterson, T. Ciabattari, P. Schwartz. VI: Clinical Issues and Applications. 21. Perceived Partner Commitment and Attachment Style: Clinical Implications of a Cognitive Perspective; J.L. Etherton, S.R.H. Beach. 22. Using What We Know: Commitment and Cognitions in Marital Therapy; S.M. Stanley, W.C. Lobitz, F.C. Dickson. 23. Dominant Discourse in Heterosexual Relationships: Inhibitors or Facilitators of Interpersonal Commitment and Relationship Stability? L.A. Gilbert, S.J. Walker. 24. Communication Processes in Marital Commitment: An Integrative Approach; D.S. Ballard-Reisch, D.J. Weigel. VII: Related Constructs. 25. Commitment and Trust in Close Relationships: An Interdependence Analysis; C.E. Rusbult, J. Weiselquist, C.A. Foster, B.S. Witcher. 26. Buffering the Effects of Betrayal: The Role of Apology, Forgiveness, and Commitment; L.L. Couch, W.H. Jones, D.S. Moore. 27. Jealousy and Problems of Commitment; G.L. White. 28. Deconstructing Stability: The Distinction between the Course of a Close Relationship and its Endpoint; B.R. Karney, T.N. Bradbury, M.J. Johnson. VIII: Conclusion. 29. Future Directions for Commitment Research; J.M. Adams. Index.