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The Social Psychology of Personal Relationships

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The Social Psychology of Personal Relationships provides a conciseand highly readable introduction to the major social psychologicalperspectives on the study of personal relationships. Thecontributors, all internationally recognized scholars in theirrespective fields, address the study of personal relationships fromthe 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 toanalyze data from dyadic relationship studies, along withmeta-theoretical commentaries by Ickes and Duck, and by Acitelli, Duck and West.
A useful reference for professionals whose research and/orclinical practice focuses on personal relationships, this book isalso intended for advanced students in the areas of socialpsychology, clinical and counseling psychology, communicationstudies, family studies and sociology courses.

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

304 pages, Paperback

First published January 1, 2000

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