Conflict in Intimate Relationships

Author: Dudley D. Cahn

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 9780898629828

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

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Why is the potential for conflict so great for intimate partners? This volume integrates research from psychology, sociology, communications, and family studies to provide a comprehensive, practical synthesis of findings concerning conflict in close personal relationships. Combining discussion of both theory and practice, the volume illuminates why conflict occurs frequently between friends, romantic partners, distressed couples, and divorcing spouses, and also offers professionals a framework for understanding conflict as they try to help defuse strife. The book establishes conflict as a process that lies dormant in any mutually dependent relationship. Depending on the partners' strategies in conflict, the potential for disagreement can quickly become a real obstacle between them and can even threaten to end the relationship. To better determine the source of stress, three different research paradigms are presented to explain the conflict process and why it occurs, as well as to suggest what can be done to help partners manage conflict and preserve intimacy. The systems-interactionists' approach is presented first. This section discusses methods used to characterize destructive and constructive communication behavior patterns and strategies for dispute resolution. Next, the rules-interventionist approach examines ways in which a mediator can help divorcing couples end one relationship and begin another. Finally, the cognitive-exchange approach is considered. Methods used to determine the antecedent conditions which influence partners' reactions during conflict are presented and approaches for helping them modify destructive communication strategies are discussed. Throughout, terminology and measurements are made to correspond across disciplines so that the work is accessible to all. In addition to relating particular studies and research programs to their appropriate research approaches, the book shows how conflict is uniquely handled when distressed partners engage in problem solving, when disputing partners engage in mediation, and when same and opposite sex partners participate in developing relationships. Comparison and contrast emphasize the role played by conflict communication behavior, rules, and strategies found in developing intimate relationships, the destructive conflict characteristic of emotionally distressed couples, and the bargaining/negotiation characteristic of formal mediation. Drawing together the wide array of research on the topic in a user-friendly format, this book is an ideal resource for any investigator interested in distressed relationships. Offering practical methodology firmly founded in theory, it is invaluable reading for clinicians working with people in conflict. The book also serves as a text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students of conflict in interpersonal relationships, and as supplementary reading for a variety of courses where conflict is a focus of study.
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Intimate Relationships

Author: Sharon S. Brehm

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070074439

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 507

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This edition has been updated, reflecting research findings from the past six years. The text is appropriate for the relationships and marriage and the family courses in psychology, sociology, home economics and family studies.
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Love and Intimate Relationships

Journeys of the Heart

Author: Norman M. Brown,Ellen S. Amatea

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135062137

Category: Psychology

Page: 640

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Using a style that draws students into the ongoing inquiry into how intimate relationships work, Love and Intimate Relationships investigates the life cycle of relationships influences that affect them, theories behind them, and ways to improve them. Dozens of stories from students themselves, case examples and over 150 tables, figure, and the cartoons of Don Edwing of Mad Magazine help bring the material alive. The book is also unique in exploring aspects of human relationships not covered in other textbooks on the subject. Love and Intimate Relationships helps bring the complex issues surrounding intimate relationships into focus for students from diverse backgrounds. The multidisciplinary perspective of the textbook makes it ideal for introductory courses in psychology, marriage counseling, human relations, and sexuality, and interpersonal relationships
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Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships

Author: Robert W. Firestone,Joyce Catlett,Lisa A. Firestone

Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn

ISBN: 9781433804304

Category: Psychology

Page: 338

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In Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships, Firestone and his co-authors help therapists help their clients. Drawing on their forty years of combined clinical experience and a unique longitudinal study of couples and families, they propose that sexual problems are largely related to defenses acquired through painful childhood experiences. In accessible language and through the liberal use of case material from therapy sessions, the authors show how clients can be helped to overcome these challenges and become physically and emotionally closer to their partners.
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Great Myths of Intimate Relationships

Dating, Sex, and Marriage

Author: Matthew D. Johnson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118521285

Category: Psychology

Page: 264

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Great Myths of Intimate Relationships provides a captivating, pithy introduction to the subject that challenges and demystifies the many fabrications and stereotypes surrounding relationships, attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak. The book thoroughly interrogates the current research on topics such as attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak Takes an argument driven approach to the study of intimate relationships, encouraging critical engagement with the subject Part of The Great Myths series, it's written in a style that is compelling and succinct, making it ideal for general readers and undergraduates
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Building Intimate Relationships

Bridging Treatment, Education, and Enrichment Through the PAIRS Program

Author: Rita DeMaria,Mo Therese Hannah

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135454396

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Intimate Relationships

Some Social Work Perspectives on Love

Author: Wendell Ricketts,Harvey L. Gochros

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780866567121

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 140

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Experts present insightful perspectives on the social worker's role in the counseling of clients who have problems with love. As the social work profession recognizes that love and intimacy are essential ingredients of individual and collective social functioning, efforts are underway to legitimize the study of the complexities, problems, and characteristics of intimate human relationships. This book examines the dynamics of different kinds of love--love of self, love toward others, and love between client and therapist. Other topics include romantic love "scripts" and their influence on people's relationships, sex-role conditioning, special concerns of adolescents, the elderly, and gay men and lesbians.
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Uncoupling

Turning Points in Intimate Relationships

Author: Diane Vaughan,Assistant Professor of Sociology Diane Vaughan

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195039108

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 250

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Delineates the underlying pattern beneath every disintegrating relationship and sheds light on a number of key issues, such as why some people never psychologically separate, why counseling often fails, and why one person can sometimes take the end of a r
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Intimate Relationships

Author: Rowland Miller

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780077861803

Category: Psychology

Page: 592

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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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Violence in Intimate Relationships

Author: Ximena B. Arriaga,Stuart Oskamp

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 145222174X

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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This book discusses causes and precursors of violence, explores the psychological characteristics of perpetrators of violence, and describes and evaluates potential responses to it.
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