The Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit: From Attraction to Obsession and Stalking

The Dark Side of Relationship Pursuit: From Attraction to Obsession and Stalking

by William R. Cupach, Brian H. Spitzberg

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781135627560
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 04/12/2004
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 3 MB

About the Author

Brian H. Spitzberg is Senate Distinguished Professor in the School of Communication at San Diego State University. His primary areas of research involve interpersonal communication skills, jealousy, conflict, coercion, violence, and stalking.

William R. Cupach is Professor Emeritus in the School of Communication at Illinois State University. His research pertains to problematic interactions in interpersonal relationships, including such contexts as embarrassing predicaments, relational transgressions, interpersonal conflict, social and relational aggression, obsessive relational pursuit, and stalking.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. The Evolution of Relationship Intimacy and Intrusion. The Pursuit of Ordinary Relationships. The Topography of Unwanted Pursuit. Explaining Unwanted Pursuit. Managing Unwanted Pursuit. Appendices: Short-Form Measures of Obsessive Relational Intrusion and Coping. Primary Studies Included in Research Summary. Raw Items for the Unwanted Pursuit Motivation Typology. Coded Stalking and Unwanted Pursuit Tactics. Measure of Symptoms Due to ORI and Stalking. Prevalence of Symptoms Across 35 Studies of Stalking and ORI Victimization. Typology of Stalking and Unwanted Pursuit Coping Strategies and Tactics.

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