The Social Psychology of Personal Relationships

The Social Psychology of Personal Relationships

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The Social Psychology of Personal Relationships provides a concise and highly readable introduction to the major social psychological perspectives on the study of personal relationships. The contributors, all internationally recognized scholars in their respective fields, address the study of personal relationships from the following key social psychological perspectives: attachment theory evolutionary psychology interdependence relations interracial relationships self-expansion theory self-presentation theory This important text also contains an innovative chapter on how to analyze data from dyadic relationship studies, along with meta-theoretical commentaries by Ickes and Duck, and by Acitelli, Duck and West. A useful reference for professionals whose research and/or clinical practice focuses on personal relationships, this book is also intended for advanced students in the areas of social psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, communication studies, family studies and sociology courses.
The Social Psychology of Personal Relationships is one of a series of paperbacks dedicated to the study and application of processes by which individuals relate to each other in social and family settings. Each book provides an expanded and up-to-date version of a section in the original Handbook of Personal Relationships (second edition) edited by Steve Duck.
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 171 x 245 x 17mm | 514g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0471998818
  • 9780471998815
  • 2,615,690

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The Social Psychology of Personal Relationships provides a concise and highly readable introduction to the major social psychological perspectives on the study of personal relationships. The contributors, all internationally recognized scholars in their respective fields, address the study of personal relationships from the following key social psychological perspectives:

attachment theory evolutionary psychology interdependence relations interracial relationships self-expansion theory self-presentation theory This important text also contains an innovative chapter on how to analyze data from dyadic relationship studies, along with meta-theoretical commentaries by Ickes and Duck, and by Acitelli, Duck and West.
A useful reference for professionals whose research and/or clinical practice focuses on personal relationships, this book is also intended for advanced students in the areas of social psychology, clinical and counseling psychology, communication studies, family studies and sociology courses.

The Social Psychology of Personal Relationships is one of a series of paperbacks dedicated to the study and application of processes by which individuals relate to each other in social and family settings. Each book provides an expanded and up-to-date version of a section in the original Handbook of Personal Relationships (second edition) edited by Steve Duck.
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Table of contents

Personal Relationships and Social Psychology (W. Ickes & S. Duck). An Evolutionary Perspective on Human Relationships (D. Kenrick & M. Trost). A Process Model of Adult Attachment Formation (D. Zeifman & C. Hazan). Perspectives on Interracial Relationships (S. Gaines & W. Ickes). Interdependence in Personal Relationships (C. Rusbult & X. Arriaga). Self-expansion Motivation and Including Other in the Self (A. Aron & E. Aron). Self-presentational Perspectives on Personal Relationships (M. Leary & R. Miller). Methods of Studying Close Relationships (W. Ickes). On the Statistics of Interdependence: Treating Dyadic Data with Respect (R. Gonzalez & D. Griffin). Embracing the Social in Personal Relationships and Research (L. Acitelli, et al.). References. Indexes.
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About William Ickes

William Ickes, University of Texas, USA.

Steve Duck, University of Iowa, USA.
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