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

Contributors; Acknowledgements; 1. Coming together: a perspective on relationships across the life span Karen L. Fingerman and Frieder R. Lang; 2. Relationships as outcomes and contexts Toni C. Antonucci, Elizabeth S. Langfahl, and Hiroko Akiyama; 3. Child-parent relationships Peter Noack and Heike M. Buhl; 4. A dynamic ecological systems perspective on emotion regulation development within the sibling relationship context Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Brenda L. Volling; 5. Romantic and marital relationships Hans-Werner Bierhoff and Martina Schmohr; 6. Close relationships across the life span: toward a theory of relationship types Keiko Takahashi; 7. Friendship across the life span: reciprocity in individual and relationship development Rosemary Bliezner and Karen A. Roberto; 8. The consequential stranger: peripheral relationships across the life span Karen L. Fingerman; 9. Stress in social relationships: coping and adaptation across the life span Karen Rook, Dara Sorkin and Laura Zettel; 10. Social support and physical health across the life span: socioemotional influences Susan Turk Charles and Shahrzad Mavandadi; 11. Social cognition and social relationships Fredda Blanchard-Fields and Carolyn Cooper; 12. Dyadic fits and transactions in personality and relationships Franz J. Neyer; 13. Relational competence across the life span Robert O. Hansson, Eric L. Daleiden and Bert Hayslip, Jr; 14. Social motivation across the lifespan: a goal-resource-congruence model of social relationships Frieder R. Lang; 15. A lifetime of relationships mediated by technology Rebecca G. Adams and Michelle L. Stevenson; Indexes.

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