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.
Author Biography: Gordon Clanton is Professor Sociology at San Diego State University.