Intimate Relationships / Edition 5

Intimate Relationships / Edition 5

by Rowland Miller, Miller, Brehm
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0073370185

ISBN-13: 9780073370187

Pub. Date: 12/24/2008

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

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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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:
9780073370187
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
12/24/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
592
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(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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