Author: Sharon S. Brehm

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070074439

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 507

View: 462

This edition has been updated, reflecting research findings from the past six years. The text is appropriate for the relationships and marriage and the family courses in psychology, sociology, home economics and family studies.
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Author: Rowland S. Miller,Rowland Spence Miller,Daniel Perlman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 9780071086677

Category: Psychology

Page: 444

View: 8810

The sixth edition of Intimate Relationships is the most accessible, comprehensive, and current work available. This text has a broad reach, drawing from all the relationship sciences including material from social psychology, communication studies, family studies, sociology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. Clearly on the cutting edge, it presents all of the new developments in the field and exudes vigorous standards of scholarship while maintaining a highly acclaimed reader-friendly style that sets the text apart.
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Author: Thomas N. Bradbury,Benjamin R. Karney

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393640250


Page: N.A

View: 6324

Current and diverse: a perfect match for today's student
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Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Author: Matthew D. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118521285

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

View: 4938

Great Myths of Intimate Relationships provides a captivating, pithy introduction to the subject that challenges and demystifies the many fabrications and stereotypes surrounding relationships, attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak. The book thoroughly interrogates the current research on topics such as attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak Takes an argument driven approach to the study of intimate relationships, encouraging critical engagement with the subject Part of The Great Myths series, it's written in a style that is compelling and succinct, making it ideal for general readers and undergraduates
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Turning Points in Intimate Relationships

Author: Diane Vaughan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0679730028

Category: Self-Help

Page: 250

View: 9153

Now in trade paperback, the ground-breaking and carefully documented book that shows how couples come apart.
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Author: Kieran T. Sullivan,Joanne Davila

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199701674

Category: Psychology

Page: 416

View: 6425

In the past twenty years or so, research on support processes in relationships has emerged as a distinct development in the field. Researchers have drawn from studies in the fields of communication, social support, and intimate relationships to conduct research examining support processes in relationships on micro and macro levels. Theoretical models of support processes in intimate relationships have been developed and increasingly sophisticated methodologies and data analytic techniques are being used to accumulate considerable and convincing evidence of the importance and complexity of support processes in intimate relationships. This edited book offers a broad yet coherent view of the field, showcasing novel, state-of-the-art research and theory on support processes in intimate relationships. Cutting-edge scholarly work is compiled in one accessible volume, which is designed to provoke and guide new research on social support. The book is divided into five sections designed to reflect emerging themes in the literature on support processes and intimate relationships. "Getting What One Wants: Perceived Support in Intimate Relationships" highlights the importance of offering support that is consistent with the needs of the recipient. "Providing What Partners Need: Interpersonal Aspects of Support" focuses on the importance of empathic understanding, validation of support seekers' needs, attachment styles, and the emotional context for effective support provision. "Complexities of Support Processes in Individual and Couple Well Being" highlights the complex nature of support, presenting research on the effects of partner support on coping with stress, differential responses to daily support, and the importance of providing support for positive events. "Support in the Context of Health-related Problems and Behaviors" is comprised of chapters describing the effects of support on health, illness, and injury. Finally, "Culture and Gender" presents research that explores the role of gender and culture in support processes in couples.
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Author: Cindy L. Miller-Perrin,Robin D. Perrin,Claire M. Renzetti

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506323804

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 4818

Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships provides current and complete coverage of physical, sexual, and psychological abuse that occurs within intimate relationships. Authors Cindy L. Miller-Perrin and Robin D. Perrin, co-authors of SAGE’s best-selling Family Violence Across the Life, Third Edition, have created a streamlined organizational framework in Violence and Maltreatment in Intimate Relationships which presents information to students in an accessible manner. In this new book, Miller-Perrin and Perrin have teamed up with renowned researcher Claire M. Renzetti, who draws on her extensive work on violence against women. The book offers both a sociological and psychological focus, examining traditional areas of interpersonal violence as well as forms of intimate abuse outside the family, and concludes with a call for appropriate social, legal, policy, and personal responses to address the problem of abuse in intimate relationships.
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Author: Tuula Juvonen,Marjo Kolehmainen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351606697

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

View: 9213

Raising to the challenge of how to grasp such forms of inequalities that are mediated affectively, Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships focuses on subtle inequalities that are shaped in everyday affective encounters. It also seeks to bridge a gap between affect theory and empirical social research by providing ideas and inspiration of how to work with affect in research practice. Presenting cutting-edge empirical studies on affect and intimate relationships, the collection - introduces alternative and novel ways of conceptualizing the workings of affect in intimate relationships - provides tools for tackling the subtle ways in which affectivity connects with power relations in intimate relations - develops innovative methodologies that provide better access to affect as an embodied experience A fascinating contribution to the interdisciplinary field of affect studies, Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships will appeal to advanced undergraduates and postgraduates interested in fields such as gender studies, queer studies and cultural studies.
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The Mystical Power Of Intimate Relationships

Author: Marianne Williamson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127077

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 1542

Three of Marianne Williamson's previous bestsellers -- A Return to Love, A Woman's Worth, and Illuminata -- explored the issue of relationships. Now, in this deeply personal collection of essays, prayers, and self-reflection, she turns to romantic love. In Illuminata, Williamson wrote that "we experience God to the extent to which we love, forgive, and focus on the good in others and ourselves." Now, in Enchanted Love, she writes that "enchanted partnership begins with the conscious understanding, on the part of two people, that the purpose of their relationship is not so much material as spiritual, and the internal skills demanded by it are prodigious." High romance, she says, "is not about past or future. It is not about practicality. It is not about society or worldly routines. It is an audacious ride to the center of what is, at the heart of every person. It is a bold and masterful inquiry into what two people really are and how we might become, while still on earth, the angels who reside within us."
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Author: Dudley D. Cahn

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898629828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 8061

Why is the potential for conflict so great for intimate partners? This volume integrates research from psychology, sociology, communications, and family studies to provide a comprehensive, practical synthesis of findings concerning conflict in close personal relationships. Combining discussion of both theory and practice, the volume illuminates why conflict occurs frequently between friends, romantic partners, distressed couples, and divorcing spouses, and also offers professionals a framework for understanding conflict as they try to help defuse strife. The book establishes conflict as a process that lies dormant in any mutually dependent relationship. Depending on the partners' strategies in conflict, the potential for disagreement can quickly become a real obstacle between them and can even threaten to end the relationship. To better determine the source of stress, three different research paradigms are presented to explain the conflict process and why it occurs, as well as to suggest what can be done to help partners manage conflict and preserve intimacy. The systems-interactionists' approach is presented first. This section discusses methods used to characterize destructive and constructive communication behavior patterns and strategies for dispute resolution. Next, the rules-interventionist approach examines ways in which a mediator can help divorcing couples end one relationship and begin another. Finally, the cognitive-exchange approach is considered. Methods used to determine the antecedent conditions which influence partners' reactions during conflict are presented and approaches for helping them modify destructive communication strategies are discussed. Throughout, terminology and measurements are made to correspond across disciplines so that the work is accessible to all. In addition to relating particular studies and research programs to their appropriate research approaches, the book shows how conflict is uniquely handled when distressed partners engage in problem solving, when disputing partners engage in mediation, and when same and opposite sex partners participate in developing relationships. Comparison and contrast emphasize the role played by conflict communication behavior, rules, and strategies found in developing intimate relationships, the destructive conflict characteristic of emotionally distressed couples, and the bargaining/negotiation characteristic of formal mediation. Drawing together the wide array of research on the topic in a user-friendly format, this book is an ideal resource for any investigator interested in distressed relationships. Offering practical methodology firmly founded in theory, it is invaluable reading for clinicians working with people in conflict. The book also serves as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of conflict in interpersonal relationships, and as supplementary reading for a variety of courses where conflict is a focus of study.
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Author: Gilad Padva,Nurit Buchweitz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319552813

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 246

View: 4411

This edited volume is an inquiry into the representation of intimate relationships in a diverse array of media including cinema, arts, literature, picture books, advertising and popular music. It examines artistic portrayal of intimate relationships as a subversion of the boundaries between the representable and the non-representable, the real and the surreal, the visceral and the ideal, the embodied and the abstracted, the configured and transfigured. The essays focus on artistic mediation of intimacy in diverse relationships, including heterosexual, same-sex, familial, sibling' , political, and sadomasochistic. The collection offers new interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives on current trends in the study of popular representations of intimacy; representations that affect and formulate people's most personal inspirations, desires, angsts, dreams and nightmares in an increasingly alienated, industrialized world.
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Author: Ximena B. Arriaga,Stuart Oskamp

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145222174X

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

View: 8784

This book discusses causes and precursors of violence, explores the psychological characteristics of perpetrators of violence, and describes and evaluates potential responses to it.
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The Truth about Our Intimate Relationships: How We Love, Hurt and Triumph

Author: Daniela Granzotto

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 161448175X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 166

View: 455

Intimate relationships play a central role in women's lives. After all, experiencing a deep bond with a loved one is critical for a woman's sense of identity and emotional well-being. Finding true love, however, has its challenges and adversities. You may, for instance, experience infidelity in your relationship, have a partner who fails to respect your boundaries, or feel deeply sad and lonely in your marriage. You may be a woman whose relationship is crumbling, or is enduring the end of a marriage. You could also be a woman who has a strong desire to marry but can't find your soul mate. In Woman to Woman you will read about women who experienced such challenges, as well as those who were able to find fulfillment in their romantic relationships. In their own words, they talk about marriage, sex, infidelity, divorce, and single life. Entwined within their stories, Dr. Granzotto discusses critical issues that characterize a healthy intimate relationship. In the same way that a woman speaks intimately to another, she provides her expert knowledge and insight that will empower you with a better understanding of yourself and your love life.
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Sociology, Sociology

Author: CTI Reviews

Publisher: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

ISBN: 1478449802

Category: Education

Page: 52

View: 6412

Facts101 is your complete guide to Intimate Relationships. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
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Author: Robert W. Firestone,Lisa A. Firestone,Joyce Catlett

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433804304

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

View: 1442

Illustrates how experiences and messages from our parents during childhood create internal defenses that, in turn, support negative views of ourself and others. Since these psychological barriers interfere with emotional closeness and sexual intimacy with a partner, the authors emphasize solving the underlying issues over improving technical performance or on "being more romantic." In accessible language and through the liberal use of case material from couples-therapy sessions, workshop leaders and psychologists Firestone and his coauthors show how to solve sexual difficulties and face the psychological issues that are at the root of many couples' problems.
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Creating Change in Intimate Relationships

Author: Carmen Knudson-Martin, PhD,Anne Rankin Mahoney, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826117564

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 400

View: 4682

"[A] comprehensive, critical, empirical, and practical compilation of investigations about how diverse couples are trying to implement change and pursue equality in their relationships." -Katherine R. Allen, PhD Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University "[A] true gift to couple researchÖ.The studies reported in this marvelously disciplined collection hold living implications for couples and their therapists." -Evan Imber-Black Director, Center for Families and Health, Ackerman Institute for the Family While numerous couples strive for equality in their relationships, many are unaware of the insidious ways in which gender and power still affect them-from their career choices to communication patterns, child-rearing, housework, and more. Written for mental health professionals and others interested in contemporary couple relationships, this research-based book shows how couples are able to move beyond the dangers of gendered inequality and the legacy of hidden male power. The book analyzes the relationships of couples from various racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The contributors present innovative clinical interventions, and suggest strategies therapists can use to help couples transform their relationships from being gender-based to equality-based. Explores these key issues: The risks of being in a relationship ruled by "gender legacy" behavior The differences between couples who get caught in gender legacy patterns and those who do not Gender-based patterns across the life cycle, including newly formed couples; early marriage; child-rearing; mothering and fathering Gendered power in couples dealing with illness; ethnic and racial differences; immigration and displacement issues
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Author: Gloria W. Bird,Keith Melville

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070417014

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

View: 824

Although based on Melville's Marriage and Family Today, this book has been completely reorganized and rewritten by Gloria Bird to reflect the diversity of families. To reflect the extent of this revision and the nature of families today, we have retitled the book, Families and Intimate Relationships. The revision includes new chapters on power and family violence, stress, interpersonal lifestyles, single-parent families and a new appendix on managing a financial partnership. Bird's expertise in the areas of dual career families and stress is evident in the exceptionally strong coverage of these critical topics. Also available with this new edition is an Assessment Manual designed to help students evaluate their own interpersonal relationships.
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Bridging Treatment, Education, and Enrichment Through the PAIRS Program

Author: Rita DeMaria,Mo Therese Hannah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135454396

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 3840

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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