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By Harry T. Reis, Susan Sprecher

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"An first-class gateway to extra exam of any of the subdisciplines of courting technology, or as a study device in its personal right."
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Relationships are basic to almost all domain names of human job, from start to demise. whilst humans perform fit, pleasant relationships, they dwell, paintings, and study extra successfully. while relationships are distressed or dysfunctional, individuals are much less chuffed, much less fit, and no more efficient. Few elements of human adventure have as huge or as deep results on our lives.

The Encyclopedia of Human Relationships bargains an interdisciplinary view of every kind of human associations―friends, fans, spouses, roommates, coworkers, teammates, mom and dad and youngsters, cousins, siblings, neighbors, pals, company affiliates, and so on. even if each one of those connections is exclusive in a few recognize, they percentage a typical center of rules and tactics. those 3 volumes supply a cutting-edge overview of the broad theories, recommendations, and empirical findings approximately human relationships.

Key Features

  • Compiles modern information regarding how humans imagine, think, and act towards every one other
  • Presents the easiest within the field―authors who've contributed major clinical wisdom approximately own relationships over the last numerous decades.
  • Offers a various method of courting technology with contributions from psychology, sociology, communique, kinfolk reports, anthropology, body structure, neuroscience, historical past, economics, and felony studies

Key Themes:

  • Cognitive methods in Relationships
  • Communication Processes
  • Creating and protecting Closeness
  • Dating, Courtship, and Marriage
  • The darkish facet of Relationships
  • Emotion methods in Relationships
  • Family
  • Friendship and Caregiving in Adulthood
  • Health and the Biology of Relationships
  • Methods for learning Relationships
  • Personality and person Differences
  • Prevention and service of courting Problems
  • Psychological Processes
  • Sexuality
  • Social Context of Relationships
  • Social kin in formative years and Adolescence
  • Theoretical ways to learning Relationships
  • Types of Relationships

Our relationships impact nearly all facets of our daily life and are of deep curiosity to scholars, researchers, teachers, and laypeople alike. This Encyclopedia is a useful addition to any educational or public library.

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A. (1998). Relationship-specific and global perceptions of social support: Associations with well-being and attachment. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 74, 468–481. Gonzaga, G. , & Bradbury, T. (2007). Similarity, convergence, and relationship satisfaction in dating and married couples. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93, 34–48. 1220 Personal Relationships, Defining Characteristics McAdams, D. , & Pals, J. L. (2006). A new Big Five. American Psychologist, 61, 204–217.

A. G. (2003). Personality-relationship transactions in adolescence: Core versus surface personality characteristics. Journal of Personality, 71, 629–666. Branje, S. J. , van Lieshout, C. F. , & van Aken, M. A. G. (2004). Relations between Big Five personality characteristics and perceived support in adolescents’ families. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 86, 615–628. Buss, D. M. (1987). Selection, evocation, and manipulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 53, 1214–1221.

Although the study of marriage and family has, to some extent, become an established discipline in its 1226 Personal Space own right, the fact that contributors to this literature come not only from Family Studies programs, but also from disciplines like Sociology, Psychology, Demography, and Gerontology, suggests that journals in this area should also be considered inter­ disciplinary. In fact, the first journal to specialize in publishing research on human relationships was the Journal of Marriage and the Family (JMF), still considered the leading outlet for research and other scholarly articles on marital and family topics.

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