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Close Romantic Relationships: Maintenance and Enhancement
     

Close Romantic Relationships: Maintenance and Enhancement

by John H. Harvey (Editor), Amy Wenzel (Editor)
 

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With contributions from the leading experts on relationships, this book covers important issues, such as love as self-expansion, equity in maintaining close relationships, commitment, social support, self-verification, and minding the relationship. The end result is a comprehensive account of the reasons why close relationships are or are not maintained and the

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With contributions from the leading experts on relationships, this book covers important issues, such as love as self-expansion, equity in maintaining close relationships, commitment, social support, self-verification, and minding the relationship. The end result is a comprehensive account of the reasons why close relationships are or are not maintained and the manner in which these principles can be applied to current social issues and clinical interventions.

Divided into two sections, Part I describes models developed to characterize how relationships are maintained over time, accounts of specific mechanisms at work in close relationships, and conceptualizations of the maintenance and enhancement of close relationships using existing theoretical paradigms. Part II addresses contemporary social issues, as well as clinical applications.

Close Romantic Relationships will appeal to students, researchers, and professionals due to its broad sampling of theory and research on relationship maintenance and enhancement.

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Eighteen contributions present the results of recent research on the maintenance and enhancement of close romantic relationships. A sampling of theoretical topics covered includes empathic accuracy and preemptive relationship maintenance, strategic self-verification, and improvising commitment. Some of the applied issues discussed include multicultural relationships, remarried families, depression in marriage, and integrative behavioral couple therapy. Edited by Harvey (psychology, U. of Iowa) and Wenzel (psychology, U. of North Dakota). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805835526
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/28/2001
Series:
Educational Psychology Series
Pages:
408
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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