Jealousy / Edition 3

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This book, first published in 1977 by Prentice Hall, is an integrated anthology of writings on jealousy that will be useful to researchers, students, helping professionals, and to individuals and couples seeking a better understanding of their feelings and relationships. The book includes nineteen chapters on various aspects of jealousy by sociologists, psychologists, and three perceptive journalists. It is the standard reference work on jealousy. Exploring issues related to psychotherapy and self-understanding, it encourages an emphasis on normal jealousy, rather than pathological jealousy. The book concludes that most jealousy is best understood as a relationship problem, rather than as a personal problem rooted in the psychological inadequacies of one individual.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761809494
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 12/18/1997
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 340
  • Sales rank: 538,366
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Gordon Clanton is Professor Sociology at San Diego State University.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Introduction: Keys to an Understanding of Jealousy 1
I Experiencing Jealously 13
1 Confessions of a Jealous Wife 17
2 Taming the Green-eyed Monster 26
3 On Sexual Jealousy 36
II Jealousy and the Person 47
4 Jealousy in Children 53
5 Jealousy at Summerhill 66
6 Jealousy: A Depth-psychological Perspective 72
7 Fidelity and Jealousy 81
8 The Social Psychology of Jealousy 91
9 Romantic Love and Sexual Jealousy 101
III Jealousy and Culture 111
10 Jealousy: Primitive and Civilized 115
11 Jealousy and Sexual Property 129
12 Jealousy and American Values 136
13 Jealousy and Marriage 141
14 Jealousy Among the Swingers 152
IV Managing Jealousy 159
15 Avoiding Destructive Jealousy 166
16 Rational and Irrational Jealousy 170
17 Beyond Jealousy and Possessiveness 181
18 Jealousy: Techniques for Intervention 190
19 Jealousy Workshops 199
Synthesis: Jealousy and Intimate Partnership Today 209
App. I Frontiers of Jealousy Research 241
App. II Jealousy in American Culture, 1945-1985 258
App. III Developmental Correlates of Jealousy 278
App. IV A Sociology of Jealousy 297
Bibliography 315
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