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The Oxford Handbook of Close Relationships (Oxford Library of Psychology)


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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 of relationship 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 empirical research 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 adult relationship 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 directions for 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.

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction to the Volume

1. The Blossoming of Relationship Science

Lorne Campbell and Jeffry A. Simpson

Part Two: Major Theoretical Approaches to Relationships

2. Relationships from an Evolutionary Life History Perspective

Douglas T. Kenrick, Steven L. Neuberg, and Andrew E. White

3. An Interdependence Theory Analysis of Close Relationships

Ximena B. Arriaga

4. The Role of Attachment Security in Adolescent and Adult Close Relationships

Mario Mikulincer and Phillip R. Shaver

5. The Self-Expansion Model of Motivation and Cognition in Close Relationships

Arthur Aron, Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Debra Mashek, and Elaine N. Aron

6. Regulating Interpersonal Risk

Justin V. Cavallo, Sandra L. Murray, and John G. Holmes

Part Three: Attraction in Relationships

7. Love is a battlefield: Romantic Attraction, Intrasexual Competition, and Conflict between the Sexes

Jon K. Maner and Joshua M. Ackerman

8. Cultural Influences on Attraction

Paul W. Eastwick

9. Implicit Theories of Relationships: Destiny and Growth Beliefs

C. Raymond Knee and Kristen N. Petty

Part Four: Models of Relationship Functioning and Processes

10. The Social Psychology of Love

Beverley Fehr

11. Error Management in Relationships

Martie G. Haselton and Andrew Galperin

12. Communal (and Other) Relationships: History, Theory Development, Recent Findings, and Future Directions

Margaret S. Clark and Oriana R. Aragón

13. Transference and the Relational Self

Serena Chen, Helen C. Boucher, Susan M. Andersen, and S. Adil Saribay

14. Love, Reality, and Illusion in Intimate Relationships

Garth Fletcher and Patrick Kerr

15. Motivations for Promotion or Prevention in Close Relationships

Daniel C. Molden and Heike A. Winterheld

16. Empathic Accuracy in Close Relationships

William Ickes and Sara D. Hodges

17. The Nature of Female Sexuality: Insights into the Dynamics of Romantic Relationships

Steven W. Gangestad and Christine E. Garver-Apgar

18. Responsiveness

Harry T. Reis and Margaret S. Clark

Part Five: Daily Relationship Functioning

19. Regulation Processes in Close Relationships

Nickola C. Overall and Jeffry A. Simpson

20. Intimate Partner Violence

Eli J. Finkel and Christopher I. Eckhardt

21. Implicit Cognition and Relationship Processes

Rainer Banse and Roland Imhoff

22. Emotion Regulation in Close Relationships

Tammy English, Oliver P. John, and James J. Gross

23. Emotion in Relationships

Leanne K. Knobloch and Sandra Metts

24. Personality and Relationships

James K. McNulty

25. Interdependence Revisited: Perspectives from Cultural Psychology

Stanley O. Gaines Jr. and Deletha P. Hardin

26. Relationship Maintenance Processes

John E. Lydon and Sara K. Quinn

27. Sexuality in Relationships

Lisa M. Diamond

Part Six: Psychological and Physical Well-Being in Relationships

28. Romantic Relationships and Health

Timothy J. Loving and Richard Slatcher

29. Gratitude and Forgiveness in Relationships

Frank D. Fincham and Steven R.H. Beach

30. Couples and Stress: How Demands Outside a Relationship Affect Intimacy within the Relationship

Benjamin R. Karney and Lisa A. Neff

31. Toward an Integrative Neuroscience of Relationships

Lane Beckes and James A. Coan

32. Social Support Processes in Relationships

Brian Lakey

Part Seven: Relationships Across Development and Time

33. Repeated Measures with Dyads

Tessa V. West

34. What's Past is Prologue: Social Developmental Antecedents of Close Relationships

Katherine C. Haydon and Glenn I. Roisman

35. The Development of Human Reproductive Strategies: Toward an Integration of Life History and Sexual Selection Models

Jenée James and Bruce J. Ellis

36. Divorce and Close Relationships: Findings, Themes, and Future Directions

David A. Sbarra and Connie J.A. Beck

Part Eight: Capstone

37. The Waving of the Relationship Flag

Jeffry A. Simpson and Lorne Campbell

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Simpson, Jeffry A.
Oxford University Press, USA
Campbell, Lorne
Sociology - General
Psychology, Social.
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