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Minding the Close Relationship: A Theory of Relationship Enhancementby John H. Harvey
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This volume provides a statement of a new theory of how committed romantic partners can maintain and enhance their close relationships over an extended period. It blends the latest relationship scholarship on closeness with practical advice and comparison of minding with several other major theories of how to maintain closeness. Minding is a package of reciprocal thought, feeling, and behavior and involves components of behavior aimed at knowing and being known by one's partner, attribution about one's partner and the relationship, respect, acceptance, and a never ending commitment to the process.
'Minding is a process that involves behaviour, thought and feeling that facilitate couplesâ€™achievement of closeness. It is a never-ending commitment to knowing and being known by oneâ€™s partner, care in the attributions made about oneâ€™s partner and the relationships, and respect and acceptance of oneâ€™s partner. Minding the Close Relationship will serve as a supplementary textbook for undergraduate and graduate courses in social psychology, communication, family studies, and clinical and counselling psychology.\n
Minding is a process that involves behavior, thought, and feeling that facilitate couples??? achievement of closeness.
Table of Contents
Preface and acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to the minding concept; 2. Minding: definition and components; 3. Knowing and being known by oneâ€™s partner; 4. Attributions in close relationships; 5. Acceptance, respect, reciprocity, and continuity; 6. Beginnings and endings; 7. Minding in the close relationship literature; 8. Minding and other major concepts of closeness; 9. Evidence about minding in close relationships; 10. An international perspective on minding; 11. Minding in couples therapy and counseling; 12. Limitations and future directions; References; Index.
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