The New Science of Intimate Relationships / Edition 1

The New Science of Intimate Relationships / Edition 1

by Garth Fletcher
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0631220771

ISBN-13: 9780631220770

Pub. Date: 01/28/2002

Publisher: Wiley

This elegantly written and provocative book provides an antidote to the avalanche of pop-psychology books on intimate relationships. Integrating the latest scientific work from social psychology and evolutionary psychology, with contributions from clinical psychology and anthropology, the text analyzes questions such as: how do people know they are in good

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This elegantly written and provocative book provides an antidote to the avalanche of pop-psychology books on intimate relationships. Integrating the latest scientific work from social psychology and evolutionary psychology, with contributions from clinical psychology and anthropology, the text analyzes questions such as: how do people know they are in good relationships? does good communication produce successful relationships? where does love come from? do men have stronger sex drives than women? why do people sometimes batter or kill their partners? The answers provided are never less than fascinating and are often surprising. Garth Fletcher, one of the world's leading relationship scientists, dissects the arguments surging around evolutionary and social psychological theories. He also describes the reality of the intimate lives and minds of both men and women, exploding the stereotypes and myths of pop psychology as he goes. Fletcher has written a book that is rigorous and true to the science, but also accessible and engaging.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631220770
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
3.94(w) x 9.84(h) x 0.59(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1The New Science of Intimate Relationships1
Part IThree Theoretical Planks21
2The Intimate Relationship Mind: Theories about Theories about Theories23
3The Origins of the Intimate Relationship Mind50
4Love and Other Emotions in Intimate Relationships76
Part IIThe Development of Intimate Relationships103
5Reading Minds and Personalities in Intimate Relationships105
6Communication and Relationship Success125
7Attachment and Intimacy149
8Selecting Mates and Relationships169
Part IIISex and Violence195
9Sex and Passion197
10The Strange Case of Aggression in Intimate Relationships230
Part IVConclusion255
11Assembling the Intimate Relationship Mind257
Notes272
References291
Index316

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