Close Relationships

Overview

When W. H. Freeman originally published this book in 1983, the scientific study of relationships was in its childhood. "Relationship science" has since become an established endeavor in psychology, sociology, and other social and behavioral science disciplines - complete with its own organizations, journals, book series, handbooks, and sourcebooks. A lengthy new introduction by Ellen Berscheid and Harold Kelley documents the evolution of the field.

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Overview

When W. H. Freeman originally published this book in 1983, the scientific study of relationships was in its childhood. "Relationship science" has since become an established endeavor in psychology, sociology, and other social and behavioral science disciplines - complete with its own organizations, journals, book series, handbooks, and sourcebooks. A lengthy new introduction by Ellen Berscheid and Harold Kelley documents the evolution of the field.

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"The book reflects the expertise of its authors in social, clinical, and developmental psychology . . . . [S]cholarly and readable . . . . There is no question that it will become a major source for investigators and students interested in close relationships." Sharon S. Brehm in Science "[A] book of singular importance. . . . Kelley and his colleagues . . . have been extraordinarily successful. . . . And as a result of their landmark effort, a science of close relationships seems for the first time to be a real possibility." Zick Rubin in Contemporary Psychology
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780971242784
  • Publisher: Eliot Werner Publications
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Series: Foundations of Psychology Series
  • Pages: 612
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Harold H. Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Ellen Berscheid, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota Andrew Christensen, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California John H. Harvey, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa Ted L. Huston, University of Texas, Austin, Texas George Levinger, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts Evie McClintock, Formerly of Family Care Center, Santa Barbara, California Letitia Anne Peplau, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California Donald R. Peterson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the Percheron Press Edition Ellen Berscheid and Harold H. Kelley Chapter 1. The Emerging Science of Relationships Chapter 2. Analyzing Close Relationships Chapter 3. Interaction Chapter 4. Emotion Chapter 5. Power Chapter 6. Roles and Gender Chapter 7. Love and Commitment Chapter 8. Development and Change Chapter 9. Conflict Chapter 10. Intervention Chapter 11. Research Methods Chapter 12. Epilogue: An Essential Science References Index of Names Index of Topics

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