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Intimate Relationships / Edition 7

Intimate Relationships / Edition 7

by Rowland MillerRowland Miller
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Drawing on psychology, family studies, sociology, communication studies, and neuroscience, Intimate Relationships is a comprehensive and current overview of relationship science written in an engaging and accessible style. The seventh edition of this best-selling text includes new, thought-provoking teaching tools and over 600 new references.
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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780077861803
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 09/02/2014
Edition description: List
Pages: 592
Sales rank: 1,156,209
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Rowland S. Miller is a Professor of Psychology at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He has been teaching a course in Close Relationships for over 25 years, and he won the 2008 Teaching Award from the International Association for Relationship Research (primarily as a result of this book). He is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science, and a winner of the Edwin Newman Award for Excellence in Research from Psi Chi and the American Psychological Association.

Table of Contents

Miller, Intimate Relationships 7e
Author Page
Chapter 1: The Building Blocks of Relationships
The nature and importance of intimacy
The influence of culture
The influence of experience
The influence of individual differences
The influence of human nature
The influence of interaction
The dark side of relationships
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 2: Research Methods
The short history of relationship science
Developing a question
Obtaining participants
Choosing a design
Selecting a setting
The nature of our data
The ethics of such endeavors
Interpreting and integrating results
A final note
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 3: Attraction
The fundamental basis of attraction
Proximity: liking those near us
Physical attractiveness: liking those who are lovely
Reciprocity: liking those who like us
Similarity: liking those who are like us
Barriers: liking those we cannot have
So, what do men and women want?
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 4: Social Cognition
First impressions (and beyond)
The power of perceptions
Impression management
So, just how well do we know our partners?
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 5: Communication
Nonverbal communication
Verbal communication
Dysfunctional communication and what to do about it
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 6: Interdependency
Social exchange
The economies of relationships
Are we really this greedy?
The nature of commitment
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 7: Friendship
The nature of friendship
Friendship across the life cycle
Differences in friendship
Friendship difficulties
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 8: Love
A brief history of love
Types of love
Individual and cultural differences in love
Does love last?
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 9: Sexuality
Sexual attitudes
Sexual behavior
Sexual satisfaction
Sexual coercion
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 10: Stresses and Strains
Perceived relational value
Hurt feelings
Deception and lying
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 11: Conflict
The nature of conflict
The course of conflict
The outcomes of conflict
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 12: Power and Violence
Power and interdependence
Violence in relationships
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 13: The Dissolution and Loss of Relationships
The changing rate of divorce
The predictors of divorce
Breaking up
The aftermath of breakups
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Chapter 14: Maintaining and Repairing Relationships
Maintaining and enhancing relationships
Repairing relationships
In conclusion
For your consideration
Chapter summary
Name Index
Subject Index

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