Personality in Intimate Relationships: Socialization and Psychopathology / Edition 1

Personality in Intimate Relationships: Socialization and Psychopathology / Edition 1

by Luciano L'Abate
     
 

In this volume the author presents a new theory of personality within the relational context of the family and other networks of intimate relationships. Departing from established views of personality that foster either an individual conceptualization or a family functioning model, this theory seeks to integrate the two. It acknowledges the roles of caretakers,

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In this volume the author presents a new theory of personality within the relational context of the family and other networks of intimate relationships. Departing from established views of personality that foster either an individual conceptualization or a family functioning model, this theory seeks to integrate the two. It acknowledges the roles of caretakers, siblings, relatives, friends and partners as important aspects of development that interface with an individual's personality and contributes to overall development. Functionality and dysfunctionality are viewed through this more integrative concept that makes the connection between personality socialization and the ability to love as well as to negotiate the problem solving tasks inherent in living. Bringing the theory into real life, the author offers verifiable models that can be empirically evaluated through self-report tests and specifically designed enrichment programs, self-help workbooks and therapeutic tasks for the clinical setting.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387226057
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
05/11/2005
Edition description:
2005
Pages:
482
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1Background for a theory of personality socialization in intimate relationships and psychopathology1
Ch. 2Reducibility to known psychological constructs27
Ch. 3Verifiability and accountability : applications to nonclinical and clinical populations35
Ch. 4The horizontality of relationships : a width model79
Ch. 5The verticality of relationships : a depth model117
Ch. 6Settings as contexts for intimate relationships : model137
Ch. 7Space and the ability to love : model157
Ch. 8Time and the ability to negotiate : models177
Ch. 9Modalities of exchange : the triangle of living, model195
Ch. 10Developmental identity-differentiation : model211
Ch. 11Styles in intimate relationships : model235
Ch. 12Selfhood : the attribution of importance : model251
Ch. 13Priorities : what is really important? : model305
Ch. 14Distance regulation : model319
Ch. 15The drama triangle : model327
Ch. 16Intimacy : sharing hurts and fears of being hurt : model333
Ch. 17Negotiating how to solve problems : model353
Ch. 18A concluding model and a comparative model363
Ch. 19Testing the theory in the laboratory and prevention settings369
Ch. 20The future of the theory379

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