Intimate Relationships: Issues, Theories, And Research, Second Edition

Hardcover | February 12, 2010

byRalph Erber, Maureen Erber

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Intimate Relationships covers both classic and current material in a concise yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love, attachment to jealousy, conflict to relationship dissolution ¿ all written in a warm, personal, and engaging voice.

Each chapter is organized around the major issues and relevant theories, in addition to a critical evaluation about the research. When appropriate, the authors discuss and evaluate popular ideas about relationship processes in the context of scientific research. This includes critical evaluations of evolutionary approaches to attraction, victim-based accounts of abuse, and the separate-cultures view of the sexes.

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Intimate Relationships covers both classic and current material in a concise yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love, attachment to jealousy, conflict to relationship dissolution ¿ all written in a warm, personal, and engaging voice. Each chapter is organized around the major issues and relevant theori...

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Ralph Erber is professor of psychology and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul University. He received his undergraduate degree in sociology from the University of Mannheim and his Ph.D. in psychology from Carnegie Mellon University. His work has been published in a number of places, including the Jour...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.7 inPublished:February 12, 2010Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0205454461

ISBN - 13:9780205454464

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Table of Contents

1. Strangers, Friends, and Lovers 2. Methods to Study Relationships 3. Physical Attraction 4. Psychological Attraction 5. Self-Presentation and Self-Disclosure 6. Fairness and Equity 7. Love and Emotion 8. Attachment 9. Sexuality 10. Communication and Relationship Management 11. Fidelity and Jealousy 12. Relationship Violence and Abuse 13. Conflict 14. Dissolution and Its Aftermath