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Drawing on psychology, family studies, sociology, communication studies, and neuroscience, Intimate Relationships is a comprehensive and current overview of relationship science written in an engaging and accessible style. The seventh edition of this best-selling text includes new, thought-provoking teaching tools and over 600 new references.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780078117152
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 10/21/2011
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 124,769
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Miller, Intimate Relationships 7ePrefaceAuthor PageChapter 1: The Building Blocks of Relationships The nature and importance of intimacy The influence of culture The influence of experience The influence of individual differences The influence of human nature The influence of interaction The dark side of relationships For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 2: Research Methods The short history of relationship science Developing a question Obtaining participants Choosing a design Selecting a setting The nature of our data The ethics of such endeavors Interpreting and integrating results A final note For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 3: Attraction The fundamental basis of attraction Proximity: liking those near us Physical attractiveness: liking those who are lovely Reciprocity: liking those who like us Similarity: liking those who are like us Barriers: liking those we cannot have So, what do men and women want? For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 4: Social Cognition First impressions (and beyond) The power of perceptions Impression management So, just how well do we know our partners? For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 5: Communication Nonverbal communication Verbal communication Dysfunctional communication and what to do about it For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 6: Interdependency Social exchange The economies of relationships Are we really this greedy? The nature of commitment For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 7: Friendship The nature of friendship Friendship across the life cycle Differences in friendship Friendship difficulties For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 8: Love A brief history of love Types of love Individual and cultural differences in love Does love last? For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 9: Sexuality Sexual attitudes Sexual behavior Sexual satisfaction Sexual coercion For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 10: Stresses and Strains Perceived relational value Hurt feelings Ostracism Jealousy Deception and lying Betrayal Forgiveness For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 11: Conflict The nature of conflict The course of conflict The outcomes of conflict For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 12: Power and Violence Power and interdependence Violence in relationships For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 13: The Dissolution and Loss of Relationships The changing rate of divorce The predictors of divorce Breaking up The aftermath of breakups For your consideration Chapter summary Chapter 14: Maintaining and Repairing Relationships Maintaining and enhancing relationships Repairing relationships In conclusion For your consideration Chapter summary ReferencesCreditsName Index Subject Index

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