Growing Together: Personal Relationships Across the Life Span

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Frieder R. Lang, Karen L. Fingerman
Cambridge University Press, 2004 - Psychology - 414 pages
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Understanding personal relationships throughout the life course is one of the most crucial issues in the behavioral and social sciences. This book brings together perspectives from different disciplines on individual development and personal relationships across the life span. The book addresses two pertinent dimensions of personal relationships: 1) structures of relationship networks (e.g. kin vs non-kin, peripheral vs intimate, short-term vs long-term) and 2) processes (i.e. change or stability) and outcomes of personal relationships across the life span. The book stimulates discussion of personal relationships as resources for and outcomes of individual development throughout the life course. Different qualities of personal relationships serve as catalysts for individual development. At the same time, relationship qualities reflect changes of developing individuals. The book does not give exclusive priority to one phase of the human life span. Rather, each chapter addresses social development across the entire life span from childhood to later adulthood.
 

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Contents

Relationships as Outcomes and Contexts
24
ChildParent Relationships
45
A Dynamic Ecological Systems Perspective on Emotion
76
Romantic and Marital Relationships
103
Toward a Theory
130
Reciprocity in Individual
159
Peripheral Relationships across
183
Coping and Adaptation across
210
Social Cognition and Social Relationships
268
Dyadic Fits and Transactions in Personality and Relationships
290
Relational Competence across the Life Span
317
Social Motivation across the Life Span
341
A Lifetime of Relationships Mediated by Technology
368
Subject Index
395
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