Close Relationships: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

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As Ellen Bercheid points out in her foreword to this volume, relationship science is a complex and ever expanding field. Much credit goes to editors Clyde Hendrick and Susan S. Hendrick for their scholarly dedication to the advancement of this multidisciplinary arena. This sourcebook demonstrates, yet again, their expertise and leadership as they succeed in combining many great contributions to the field by some of the most respected specialists around. Read this book for a panoramic view of close relationship research with highlights from current literature, original research, practical applications, and projections for future research.

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Editorial Reviews

The editors, Clyde Hendrick (Paul Whitfield Horn Professor, Texas Tech University) and Susan S. Hendrick (Psychology, Human Development and Family Studies, Texas Tech University) offer an overview of close relationship research, with highlights from current literature, original research, practical applications, and projections for future research. Twenty-six essays are included, representing the work of 48 authors. The selections discuss the different forms relationships take, the processes they undergo, and the difficulties they encounter. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761916055
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/17/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 500
  • Product dimensions: 7.14 (w) x 10.32 (h) x 1.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Back to the Future and Forward to the Past
PART ONE: RELATIONSHIP METHODS - Deborah A Kashy and Maurice J Levesque
Quantitative Methods in Close Relationships - Katherine R Allen and Alexis J Walker
Qualitative Research
PART TWO: RELATIONSHIP FORMS - Robert M Milardo and Heather Helms-Erikson
Network Overlap and Third-Party Influence in Close Relationships - Amanda J Rose and Steven R Asher
Children's Friendships - W Andrew Collins and Brett Laursen
Adolescent Relationships
The Art of Fugue - Beverley Fehr
The Life-Cycle of Friendship - Rosemary Blieszner
Close Relationships in Old Age - Stanley O Gaines Jr and James H Liu
Multicultural//Multiracial Relationships - Leticia Anne Peplau and Leah R Spalding
The Close Relationships of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals - Janice M Steil
Contemporary Marriage
Still Unequal Partnership - Mark A Fine
Divorce and Single Parenting - Lawrence H Ganong and Marilyn Coleman
Remarried Families
PART THREE: RELATIONSHIP PROCESSES - Laura K Guerrero and Peter A Andersen
Emotion in Close Relationships - Judith A Feeney, Patricia Noller and Nigel Roberts
Attachment and Close Relationships - Susan S Hendrick and Clyde Hendrick
Romantic Love - Susan Sprecher and Pamela C Regan
Sexuality in a Relational Context - Karen J Prager
Intimacy in Personal Relationships - Brant R Burleson, Sandra Metts and Michael W Kirch
Communication in Close Relationships - Daniel J Canary and Susan J Messman
Relationship Conflict - Michael R Cunningham and Anita P Barbee
Social Support - Kathryn Dindia
Relational Maintenance - Julia T Wood
Gender and Personal Relationships
PART FOUR: RELATIONSHIP THREATS - Bram P Buunk and Pieternel Dijkstra
Extradyadic Relationships and Jealousy - F Scott Christopher and Sally A Lloyd
Physical and Sexual Aggression in Relationships - Steven R H Beach and Heather A O'Mahen-Gray
Depression in Close Relationships - John H Harvey and Andrea M Hansen
Loss and Bereavement in Close Romantic Relationships
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