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Close Relationships
A Sourcebook

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November 2001 | 500 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

"The authors in the volume extend the reach of their comprehensive reviews into theoretically driven and innovating explorations. The scope of coverage across and within chapters is striking. The developmentalist, the methodologist, the feminist, the contextualist, and the cross culturalist alike will find satisfaction in reading the chapters."

-Catherine A. Surra, The University of Texas at Austin

The science of close relationships is relatively new and complex. Close Relationships: A Sourcebook represents the growing maturity of this multidisciplinary enterprise. The volume offers 26 chapters organized into four thematic areas: relationship methods, forms, processes, and threats, as well as a foreword and an epilogue. The volume provides a panoramic view of close relationship research as it enters the 21st century, offering highlights from current literature, original research, practical applications, and projections for future research. Relationship Methods includes both qualitative and quantitative chapters. Relationship Forms includes many of the stages, types, and roles that characterize intimate relationships. In a developmental fashion, chapters address social networks, children's friendships, adolescent relationships, adult friendships, and friendships in later life. Chapters on multicultural and multiracial relationships and gay, lesbian, and bisexual relationships illustrate the variety of relationship forms that the science of close relationships must consider. The alignments and realignments of traditional family structure are considered in terms of contemporary marriage, divorce and single parenting, and remarried families. Relationship Processes includes chapters on emotion, attachment, romantic love, sexuality, intimacy, communication, conflict, social support, and relational maintenance. The important topic of gender concludes the section. The shadow side of human nature is explored in the Relationship Threats section, with chapters on infidelity and jealousy, physical and sexual aggression, depression, and loss and bereavement. A foreword by Ellen Berscheid sets the stage for this broad-ranging collection of chapters. Steve Duck and Linda Acitelli conclude with an epilogue that provides a new beginning for the science of close relationships.


 
Foreword
Back to the Future and Forward to the Past  
Deborah A Kashy and Maurice J Levesque
PART ONE: RELATIONSHIP METHODS
Katherine R Allen and Alexis J Walker
Quantitative Methods in Close Relationships
 
Qualitative Research
Robert M Milardo and Heather Helms-Erikson
PART TWO: RELATIONSHIP FORMS
Amanda J Rose and Steven R Asher
Network Overlap and Third-Party Influence in Close Relationships
W Andrew Collins and Brett Laursen
Children's Friendships
 
Adolescent Relationships
The Art of Fugue Beverley Fehr
Rosemary Blieszner
The Life-Cycle of Friendship
Stanley O Gaines Jr and James H Liu
Close Relationships in Old Age
Leticia Anne Peplau and Leah R Spalding
Multicultural//Multiracial Relationships
Janice M Steil
The Close Relationships of Lesbians, Gay Men and Bisexuals
 
Contemporary Marriage
Still Unequal Partnership Mark A Fine
Lawrence H Ganong and Marilyn Coleman
Divorce and Single Parenting
 
Remarried Families
Laura K Guerrero and Peter A Andersen
PART THREE: RELATIONSHIP PROCESSES
Judith A Feeney, Patricia Noller and Nigel Roberts
Emotion in Close Relationships
Susan S Hendrick and Clyde Hendrick
Attachment and Close Relationships
Susan Sprecher and Pamela C Regan
Romantic Love
Karen J Prager
Sexuality in a Relational Context
Brant R Burleson, Sandra Metts and Michael W Kirch
Intimacy in Personal Relationships
Daniel J Canary and Susan J Messman
Communication in Close Relationships
Michael R Cunningham and Anita P Barbee
Relationship Conflict
Kathryn Dindia
Social Support
Julia T Wood
Relational Maintenance
 
Gender and Personal Relationships
Bram P Buunk and Pieternel Dijkstra
PART FOUR: RELATIONSHIP THREATS
F Scott Christopher and Sally A Lloyd
Extradyadic Relationships and Jealousy
Steven R H Beach and Heather A O'Mahen-Gray
Physical and Sexual Aggression in Relationships
John H Harvey and Andrea M Hansen
Depression in Close Relationships
 
Loss and Bereavement in Close Romantic Relationships

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