Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms

Hardcover | July 15, 2014

byChristoper R. Agnew, Susan C. South

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Gathering leading thinkers in social and clinical psychology, public health, medicine, and sociology, Interpersonal Relationships and Health considers theoretical and empirical issues relevant to understanding the social and clinical psychological mechanisms linking close relationshipprocesses with mental and physical health outcomes. The volume arises out of a recent explosion of interest, across multiple academic and research fields, in the ways that interpersonal relationships affect health and well-being. This volume pulls together a range of scholars who focus on different aspects of relationships and health in order to encourage both collaboration and cross-disciplinary initiatives. This is the first edited volume to pull together noted experts across myriad disciplines whose research is at theintersection of human relationships and health. Topics addressed include key biological processes that influence and, in turn, are influenced by close relationships. Interpersonal Relationships and Health presents research that demonstrates the connections between interpersonal relationships, mentaland physical health outcomes, and biophysical markers that figure prominently in the fields of psychoneuroimmunology, endocrinology, and cardiology. In addition, it highlights recent work on marital, family, and social relationships and their interplay with health and well-being. Chapters also address sexual health among young and older adults, as well as clinical intervention efforts that focus on the role of relational factors in influencing health. Each chapter highlights extant theoretical and empirical findings and suggests future avenues for research in this burgeoningarea.

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Gathering leading thinkers in social and clinical psychology, public health, medicine, and sociology, Interpersonal Relationships and Health considers theoretical and empirical issues relevant to understanding the social and clinical psychological mechanisms linking close relationshipprocesses with mental and physical health outcomes. ...

Christopher R. Agnew, Ph.D., is Professor and Head of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University. His research focuses on close, interpersonal relationships and the use of relational models to understand broader social and health processes. He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, American Psycho...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:July 15, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceContributorsPart One: IntroductionChristopher R. Agnew and Susan C. South: Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Where the Social and Clinical ConvergePart Two: Biology of Interpersonal Relationships1. Timothy J. Loving and Elizabeth Keneski: Relationship Researchers Put the 'Psycho' in Psychoneuroimmunology2. Timothy W. Smith, Carolynne E. Baron, and Catherine M. Caska: On Marriage and the Heart: Models, Methods, and Mechanisms in the Study of Close Relationships and Cardiovascular Disease3. Richard B. Slatcher: Family Relationships and Cortisol in Everyday Life4. David A. Sbarra, Widyasita Nojopranoto, and Karen Hasselmo: Divorce and Health Outcomes: From Social Epidemiology to Social PsychophysiologyPart Three: Marital, Family, and Social Relationships, Health and Well-Being5. Mary Ann Parris Stephens, Rachel C. Hemphill, Karen S. Rook, and Melissa M. Franks: It Sometimes Takes Two: Marriage as a Mechanism for Managing Chronic Illness6. Steven R. H. Beach: The Couple and Family Discord Model of Depression: Updates and Future Directions7. Christopher M. Murphy, Amber E.Q. Norwood, and Gina M. Poole: Intimate Partner Violence: A Biopsychosocial, Social Information Processing Perspective8. E. Mark Cummings, Kalsea J. Koss, and Rebecca Y. M. Cheung: Interparental Conflict and Children's Mental Health: Emerging Directions in Emotional Security Theory9. Linda J. Waite, James Iveniuk, and Edward O. Laumann: Social Connectedness at Older Ages and Implications for Health and Well-Being10. J. Dennis Fortenberry and Devon J. Hensel: Trajectories of Within-Relationship Relationship Quality, Relationship Satisfaction and Sexual Satisfaction among Young African-American Women11. M. Lynne Cooper and Ruixue Zhaoyang: Personality Effects on Risky Sexual Behavior: The Importance of Dynamic Situational Processes and Relational ContextsPart Four: Synthesizing Social and Clinical Approaches to Relationships and Health12. Susan C. South: Putting it all Together: Synthesizing Social and Clinical Approaches to Relationships and Health