Conversations of Friends: Speculations on Affective Development

Conversations of Friends: Speculations on Affective Development

by John M. Gottman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521263212

ISBN-13: 9780521263214

Pub. Date: 04/24/1987

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book describes the results of thirteen years spent studying conversations between friends and speculates about the implications for a new theory of social and emotional development. The authors succinctly review the literature on the role of friendship in people's lives. They also thoughtfully delineate and clarify a number of methodological issues:

Overview

This book describes the results of thirteen years spent studying conversations between friends and speculates about the implications for a new theory of social and emotional development. The authors succinctly review the literature on the role of friendship in people's lives. They also thoughtfully delineate and clarify a number of methodological issues: naturalistic sampling, reliable and valid observations coding, sequential analysis, first vs. second order change, valid laboratory analogues, quantitative sociolinguistic techniques, and clinical applications. The notion of a support network is given an observational basis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521263214
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/24/1987
Series:
Studies in Emotion and Social Interaction Series
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
6.34(w) x 9.41(h) x 1.18(d)

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