Dynamics of Romantic Love: Attachment, Caregiving, and Sex

Dynamics of Romantic Love: Attachment, Caregiving, and Sex

by Mario Mikulincer
     
 


A theoretically and empirically rich exploration of universal questions, this book examines the interplay of three distinct behavioral systems involved in romantic love. Leading attachment researchers are joined by proponents of other perspectives, including interdependence theory and self-expansion theory, to review the current state of knowledge in the field.… See more details below

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A theoretically and empirically rich exploration of universal questions, this book examines the interplay of three distinct behavioral systems involved in romantic love. Leading attachment researchers are joined by proponents of other perspectives, including interdependence theory and self-expansion theory, to review the current state of knowledge in the field. Presented are compelling new studies that address intimacy, jealousy, self-disclosure, sexual behavior, partner violence, and other processes in both satisfying and dysfunctional relationships. Special topics include gender differences in attachment as well as attachment dynamics within same-sex couples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593852702
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/30/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
466
Sales rank:
858,020
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.60(d)

Table of Contents


I. Introduction
1. Attachment to Attachment Theory: A Personal Perspective on an Attachment Researcher, Gail S. Goodman
2. Attachment, Caregiving, and Sex within Romantic Relationships: A Behavioral Systems Perspective, Mario Mikulincer
II. Basic Attachment Processes in Couple Relationships
3. What Is Adult Attachment?, Cindy Hazan, Mary Campa, and Nurit Gur-Yaish
4. The Evolution of Attachment in Romantic Relationships, Claudia Chloe Brumbaugh and R. Chris Fraley
5. An Attachment Perspective on Abusive Dynamics in Intimate Relationships, Kim Bartholomew and Colleen J. Allison
6. Sex Differences in Jealousy: A Matter of Evolution or Attachment History?, Kenneth N. Levy, Kristen M. Kelly, and Ejay L. Jack
III. Interplay between the Caregiving and Attachment Systems
7. Responding to Need in Intimate Relationships: Normative Processes and Individual Differences, Nancy L. Collins, AnaMarie C. Guichard, Máire B. Ford, and Brooke C. Feeney
8. Attachment, Mental Representations of Others, and Gratitude and Forgiveness in Romantic Relationships, Mario Mikulincer, Phillip R. Shaver, and Keren Slav
9. Daily Perceptions of Conflict and Support in Romantic Relationships: The Ups and Downs of Anxiously Attached Individuals, Jeffry A. Simpson, Lorne Campbell, and Yanna J. Weisberg
IV. Attachment, Sex, and Love
10. Attachment Styles, Sex Motives, and Sexual Behavior: Evidence for Gender-Specific Expressions of Attachment Dynamics, M. Lynne Cooper, Mark Pioli, Ash Levitt, Amelia E. Talley, Lada Micheas, and Nancy L. Collins
11. How Do I Love Thee?: Implications of Attachment Theory for Understanding Same-Sex Love and Desire, Lisa M. Diamond
12. Attachment-Related Pathways to Sexual Coercion, Deborah Davis
13. How Do Sexuality and Attachment Interrelate?: Goals, Motives, and Strategies, Omri Gillath and Dory A. Schachner
V. Interfaces between Attachment Theory and Other Perspectives on Romantic Love
14. Romantic Relationships from the Perspectives of the Self-Expansion Model and Attachment Theory: Partially Overlapping Circles, Arthur Aron and Elaine N. Aron
15. Implications of Attachment Theory for Research on Intimacy, Harry T. Reis
16. Seasons of the Heart, Ellen Berscheid
17. Dynamics of Romantic Love: Comments, Questions, and Future Directions, Phillip R. Shaver

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