Intimate Relationships and How to Improve Them: Integrating Theoretical Models with Preventive and Psychotherapeutic Applications (Developments in Clinical Psychology Series)

Intimate Relationships and How to Improve Them: Integrating Theoretical Models with Preventive and Psychotherapeutic Applications (Developments in Clinical Psychology Series)

by Piero DeGiacomo
     
 

This volume intergrates one contextual, developmental, and relational theory of personality socialization in the family and other settings with a complementary model of relational styles. Both the theory and the model share complementary characteristics of replicable operations in laboratory evaluation and in preventative and psychotherapeutic interventions in

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This volume intergrates one contextual, developmental, and relational theory of personality socialization in the family and other settings with a complementary model of relational styles. Both the theory and the model share complementary characteristics of replicable operations in laboratory evaluation and in preventative and psychotherapeutic interventions in problems with intimate relationships. Further, both the theory and the model are linked to two major models of personality and intimate relationships, the circumplex and attachment, respectively. The theory's 15 models are derived from a variety of social psychological sources, including the social comparison model and resource exchange theory in social psychology. The complementary model, Elementary Pragmatic, owes its origins to communication and systems theories, going beyond them in specificity and applications.

Scholars and researchers looking for novel and original ideas demonstrating how to link theory with practice and evaluation with interventions will find this volume of interest.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781567506761
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Series:
Developments in Clinical Psychology Series
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)

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