The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships, Second Edition

  • 25h 1m
  • Anita L. Vangelisti, Daniel Perlman (eds)
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2018

With the field of personal relationships having grown dramatically in the past quarter century, The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships, Second Edition serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship, synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions. Written by internationally known experts from key disciplines, the Handbook addresses both fundamental questions and cutting-edge concerns. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in analytical techniques, shifts in theoretical emphases, and an increased attention to social processes. New chapters include the Neuroscience of Salutary Close Relationships; Self-Disclosure in Relationships; Acceptance, Rejection, and the Quest for Relational Value; Relationships and Physical Health; Personal Relationships and Technology in the Digital Age; and Promoting Healthy Relationships. This compendium of state-of-the-art research and theory on personal relationships will be of great value to researchers, graduate students, and practitioners.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Personal Relationships—An Introduction
  • The Seven Seas of the Study of Personal Relationships Research—Historical and Recent Currents
  • What is Good and What is Missing in Relationship Theory and Research
  • Navigating Methodological Trade-Offs in Close Relationships Research
  • Analyzing Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Data in Close Relationships
  • Relationship Typologies
  • Relationship Initiation and Growth
  • The Affective Structure of Marriage over Time
  • Divorce and Postdivorce Relationships
  • Friendships in Childhood
  • Personal Relationships in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
  • Close Relationships in Middle and Late Adulthood
  • Personality in Close Relationships
  • Attachment Theory as a Framework for Studying Relationship Dynamics and Functioning
  • Gender and Relationships
  • The Intimate Relationships of Sexual and Gender Minorities
  • Neuroscience of Salutary Close Relationships
  • Social Cognition in Romantic Relationships
  • Communication—Basic Properties and Their Relevance to Relationship Research
  • The Roles of Emotion in Relationships
  • Self-Disclosure in Relationships—Revealing and Concealing Information about Oneself to Others
  • Social Support in Close Relationships
  • Understanding Couple Conflict
  • Sexuality in Personal Relationships
  • Lying and Deception in Close Relationships
  • Stress, Dyadic Coping, and Social Support—Moving toward Integration
  • The Universal Threat and Temptation of Extradyadic Affairs
  • Aggression and Violence in Romantic Relationships
  • Acceptance, Rejection, and the Quest for Relational Value
  • New Ways of Theorizing and Conducting Research in the Field of Loneliness and Social Isolation
  • Romantic Love
  • Relationship Satisfaction
  • Commitment Processes in Personal Relationships
  • Relationships and Physical Health
  • Social Networks and Personal Relationships
  • Personal Relationships and Technology in the Digital Age
  • Ethnicity, Culture, and Close Relationships
  • Promoting Healthy Relationships
  • Maintaining Relationships
  • Treating Relationship Distress
  • Whither Relationship Science?—The State of the Science and an Agenda for Moving Forward
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