The Oxford Handbook of Relationship Science and Couple Interventions

Hardcover | July 28, 2016

EditorKieran T. Sullivan, Erika Lawrence

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Marriage and other long-term committed relationships are an integral part of our lives and confer many benefits. People in satisfying marriages report greater life happiness, live longer, and are less vulnerable to mental and physical illness. Unfortunately, many couples experience significantrelationship distress and about half of marriages end in divorce. Among those who stay married, a notable number of couples remain in unstable, severely distressed marriages for years or even decades. Given the serious physical and psychological consequences of relationship distress and divorce forspouses and their children, it is clear that relationship science - the basic and applied study of relationship development, maintenance, and dysfunction - is of critical importance. The Oxford Handbook of Relationship Science and Couple Interventions showcases cutting-edge research in relationship science, including couple functioning, relationship education, and couple therapy. The book presents the most current definitions of and classifications for relationship dysfunctionand discusses the latest research on the biological, psychological, and interpersonal causes and correlates of couple dysfunction and subsequent treatment implications. The latest findings regarding empirically supported prevention and treatment interventions for couple dysfunction are highlighted,as well as diversity and cultural issues in the context of working with couples. This Handbook will appeal to researchers who seek to understand the development of relationship distress and design interventions to prevent and treat couple distress and clinicians who are diagnosing, assessing, andtreating couple dysfunction.

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Marriage and other long-term committed relationships are an integral part of our lives and confer many benefits. People in satisfying marriages report greater life happiness, live longer, and are less vulnerable to mental and physical illness. Unfortunately, many couples experience significantrelationship distress and about half of mar...

Kieran T. Sullivan, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Santa Clara University. She has published widely in the area of intimate relationships, including the predictors of relationship distress and divorce, prevention for relationship distress, and support processes in intimate relationships. Her current research focuses on support, c...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:July 28, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199783268

ISBN - 13:9780199783267

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