Intimate Relationships / Edition 6

Intimate Relationships / Edition 6

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by Rowland Miller, Daniel Perlman
     
 

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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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780078117152
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
10/21/2011
Pages:
576
Sales rank:
222,498
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Miller, Intimate Relationships 7e

Preface
Author Page
Chapter 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

References
Credits
Name Index
Subject Index

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