Communicating Affection: Interpersonal Behavior and Social Context

Communicating Affection: Interpersonal Behavior and Social Context

by Kory Floyd
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521832055

ISBN-13: 9780521832052

Pub. Date: 04/30/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Few behavioral processes are more central to the development and maintenance of intimate relationships than the communication of affection. Indeed, affectionate expressions often initiate and accelerate relational development. By contrast, their absence in established relationships frequently coincides with relational deterioration. This text explores the scientific

Overview

Few behavioral processes are more central to the development and maintenance of intimate relationships than the communication of affection. Indeed, affectionate expressions often initiate and accelerate relational development. By contrast, their absence in established relationships frequently coincides with relational deterioration. This text explores the scientific research on affection exchange to emerge from the disciplines of communication, social psychology, family studies, psychophysiology, anthropology, and nursing. Specific foci include the individual and relational benefits (including health benefits) of affectionate behavior, as well as the significant risks often associated with expressing affection. A new, comprehensive theory of human affection exchange is offered, and its merits relative to existing theories are explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521832052
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/30/2006
Series:
Advances in Personal Relationships Series
Pages:
234
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.79(d)

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Table of Contents

1. An introduction to affectionate communication; 2. Thinking about affection: the theories; 3. Encoding affectionate messages; 4. Decoding and responding to affectionate expressions; 5. Benefits of expressing and receiving affection; 6. Risks associated with affectionate communication; 7. A new theoretic approach; 8. Affectionate communication in human interaction.

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