Growing Together: Personal Relationships Across the Life Span

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From the moment of birth to the moment of death, peoples' lives are intermingled and survival is determined by personal relationships. Those with strong ties live longer and in better health than people who are lonely or isolated. Yet scholarship has rarely considered personal relationships across the entire life span. This edited volume integrates research on people's relationships from childhood to later adulthood. Chapters look at specific types of relationships as well as at the functions that underlie them such as the way people think about relationships and their emotional reactions as well as their motivation for relationships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521813105
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Series: Advances in Personal Relationships Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 430
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Coming Together: A Perspective on Relationships across the Life Span 1
2 Relationships as Outcomes and Contexts 24
3 Child-Parent Relationships 45
4 A Dynamic Ecological Systems Perspective on Emotion Regulation Development within the Siblin Relationship Context 76
5 Romantic and Marital Relationships 103
6 Close Relationships across the Life Span: Toward a Theory of Relationship Types 130
7 Friendship across the Life Span: Reciprocity in Individual and Relationship Development 159
8 The Consequential Stranger: Peripheral Relationships across the Life Span 183
9 Stress in Social Relationships: Coping and Adaptation across the Life Span 210
10 Social Support and Physical Health across the Life Span: Socioemotional Influences 240
11 Social Cognition and Social Relationships 268
12 Dyadic Fits and Transactions in Personality and Relationships 290
13 Relational Competence across the Life Span 317
14 Social Motivation across the Life Span 341
15 A Lifetime of Relationships Mediated by Technology 368
Subject Index 395
Author Index 407
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