The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships

Hardcover | April 2, 2013

EditorJeffry A. Simpson, Lorne Campbell

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The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships provides the best, most in-depth, and most comprehensive summary of the study of close relationships. The book is divided into eight sections: introductory comments, major theoretical approaches to relationships, attraction in relationships, models ofrelationship functioning and processes, daily relationship functioning, psychological and physical well-being in relationships, relationships across development and time, and concluding comments. The 37 chapters showcase the most important classic and contemporary theories, models, and empiricalresearch that have been conducted across three dozen major topic areas within the field of close relationships. Chapter topics range in scope from evolutionary approaches to understanding relationships, the "battle between the sexes," cultural influences on relationships, female sexuality, personality in relationships, intimate partner violence, relationships and health, social development, and adultrelationship outcomes. Each chapter is structured around three themes: (1) the most important and foundational principles, ideas, and findings on each chapter topic, (2) the most important and novel emerging themes and issues relevant to each topic, and (3) the newest and most promising directionsfor future research. Current, comprehensive, and with heretofore unmatched breadth and depth, this volume will serve as a roadmap for future theory and research in the study of close relationship during the next decade.

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The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships provides the best, most in-depth, and most comprehensive summary of the study of close relationships. The book is divided into eight sections: introductory comments, major theoretical approaches to relationships, attraction in relationships, models ofrelationship functioning and processes, dai...

Jeffry A. Simpson, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Director of the Doctoral Minor in Interpersonal Relationships at the University of Minnesota. Lorne Campbell, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and The University of Western Ontario.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:816 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:April 2, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780195398694

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Part One: Introduction to the Volume1. Lorne Campbell and Jeffry A. Simpson: The Blossoming of Relationship SciencePart Two: Major Theoretical Approaches to Relationships2. Douglas T. Kenrick, Steven L. Neuberg, and Andrew E. White: Relationships from an Evolutionary Life History Perspective3. Ximena B. Arriaga: An Interdependence Theory Analysis of Close Relationships4. Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver: The Role of Attachment Security in Adolescent and Adult Close Relationships5. Arthur Aron, Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Debra Mashek, and Elaine N. Aron: The Self-Expansion Model of Motivation and Cognition in Close Relationships6. Justin V. Cavallo, Sandra L. Murray, and John G. Holmes: Regulating Interpersonal RiskPart Three: Attraction in Relationships7. Jon K. Maner and Joshua M. Ackerman: Love is a battlefield: Romantic Attraction, Intrasexual Competition, and Conflict between the Sexes8. Paul W. Eastwick: Cultural Influences on Attraction9. C. Raymond Knee and Kristen N. Petty: Implicit Theories of Relationships: Destiny and Growth BeliefsPart Four: Models of Relationship Functioning and Processes10. Beverley Fehr: The Social Psychology of Love11. Martie G. Haselton and Andrew Galperin: Error Management in Relationships12. Margaret S. Clark and Oriana R. Aragon: Communal (and Other) Relationships: History, Theory Development, Recent Findings, and Future Directions13. Serena Chen, Helen C. Boucher, Susan M. Andersen, and S. Adil Saribay: Transference and the Relational Self14. Garth Fletcher and Patrick Kerr: Love, Reality, and Illusion in Intimate Relationships15. Daniel C. Molden and Heike A. Winterheld: Motivations for Promotion or Prevention in Close Relationships16. William Ickes and Sara D. Hodges: Empathic Accuracy in Close Relationships17. Steven W. Gangestad and Christine E. Garver-Apgar: The Nature of Female Sexuality: Insights into the Dynamics of Romantic Relationships18. Harry T. Reis and Margaret S. Clark: ResponsivenessPart Five: Daily Relationship Functioning19. Nickola C. Overall and Jeffry A. Simpson: Regulation Processes in Close Relationships20. Eli J. Finkel and Christopher I. Eckhardt: Intimate Partner Violence21. Rainer Banse and Roland Imhoff: Implicit Cognition and Relationship Processes22. Tammy English, Oliver P. John, and James J. Gross: Emotion Regulation in Close Relationships23. Leanne K. Knobloch and Sandra Metts: Emotion in Relationships24. James K. McNulty: Personality and Relationships25. Stanley O. Gaines Jr. and Deletha P. Hardin: Interdependence Revisited: Perspectives from Cultural Psychology26. John E. Lydon and Sara K. Quinn: Relationship Maintenance Processes27. Lisa M. Diamond: Sexuality in RelationshipsPart Six: Psychological and Physical Well-Being in Relationships28. Timothy J. Loving and Richard Slatcher: Romantic Relationships and Health29. Frank D. Fincham and Steven R.H. Beach: Gratitude and Forgiveness in Relationships30. Benjamin R. Karney and Lisa A. Neff: Couples and Stress: How Demands Outside a Relationship Affect Intimacy within the Relationship31. Lane Beckes and James A. Coan: Toward an Integrative Neuroscience of Relationships32. Brian Lakey: Social Support Processes in RelationshipsPart Seven: Relationships Across Development and Time33. Tessa V. West: Repeated Measures with Dyads34. Katherine C. Haydon and Glenn I. Roisman: What's Past is Prologue: Social Developmental Antecedents of Close Relationships35. Jenee James and Bruce J. Ellis: The Development of Human Reproductive Strategies: Toward an Integration of Life History and Sexual Selection Models36. David A. Sbarra and Connie J.A. Beck: Divorce and Close Relationships: Findings, Themes, and Future DirectionsPart Eight: Capstone37. Jeffry A. Simpson and Lorne Campbell: The Waving of the Relationship Flag