The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction

The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction

by Thomas N. Bradbury
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521028582

ISBN-13: 9780521028585

Pub. Date: 03/31/2006

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

How do marriages become unhappy? How do marriages change? What theories and methods can best illuminate our understanding of marital development? As the first comprehensive volume to explore how marriages develop and deteriorate, The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction brings together leading scholars to present recent research on the longitudinal course of…  See more details below

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How do marriages become unhappy? How do marriages change? What theories and methods can best illuminate our understanding of marital development? As the first comprehensive volume to explore how marriages develop and deteriorate, The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction brings together leading scholars to present recent research on the longitudinal course of marriage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521028585
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/31/2006
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Foreword
Introduction: The Developmental Course of Marital Dysfunction1
1Communication in Early Marriage: Responses to Conflict, Nonverbal Accuracy, and Conversational Patterns11
2Marital Aggression, Quality, and Stability in the First Year of Marriage: Findings from the Buffalo Newlywed Study44
3Accommodation Processes During the Early Years of Marriage74
4The Psychological Infrastructure of Courtship and Marriage: The Role of Personality and Compatibility in Romantic Relationships114
5Happiness in Stable Marriages: The Early Years152
6Developmental Changes in Marital Satisfaction: A 6-Year Prospective Longitudinal Study of Newlywed Couples180
7The Development of Marriage: A 9-Year Perspective205
8Premarital Predictors of Relationship Outcomes: A 15-Year Follow-up of the Boston Couples Study237
9Optimizing Longitudinal Research for Understanding and Preventing Marital Dysfunction279
10Socialization into Marital Roles: Testing a Contextual, Developmental Model of Marital Functioning312
11Physical Aggression in Marriage: A Developmental Analysis343
12On Intervention and Relationship Events: A Marital Therapist Looks at Longitudinal Research on Marriage377
13A Developmentalist's Perspective on Marital Change393
14Couples, Gender, and Time: Comments on Method410
15On the Etiology of Marital Decay and Its Consequences: Comments from a Clinical Psychologist423
16Problems and Prospects in Longitudinal Research on Marriage: A Sociologist's Perspective427
17A Social Psychological View of Marital Dysfunction and Stability441
Author Index461
Subject Index470

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