Handbook of Personal Relationships: Theory, Research and Interventions

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Steve Duck
John Wiley & Sons, May 25, 1988 - Psychology - 702 pages
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The first comprehensive handbook of research in personal relationships, a field that has grown exponentially in the past ten years. Written by leading experts, this multidisciplinary treatment covers the most current research, methodology, and theory on both traditional and newly developing topics, including persuasion in personal relationships, the progress of courtship, the ways in which nonverbal communication influences relationships, and interactions between strangers.

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Contents

Overview
3
Rules Scripts and Prototypes in Personal Relationships
23
Functions of Nonverbal Behavior in Close Relationships
41
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About the author (1988)

Steve Duck (Ph.D., University of Sheffield, UK; M.A. & B.A., Pembroke College, Oxford, UK) conducts work on communication in relationship development and disintegration and focuses particularly on everyday communication in the context of personal relationships, especially variation in experience and communication during the day. He won the University of Iowa's first Graduate College Outstanding Mentor Award in 2001. In 2004 he won the Robert J. Kibler Memorial Award from NCA, which "recognizes NCA members who have demonstrated dedication to excellence, commitment to the profession, concern for others, vision of what could be, acceptance of diversity, and forthrightness." Duck has published many research papers and chapters and has written or edited 46 books on relationships and other matters. He was the founder of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (SAGE) and its editor for its first 15 years. His 1994 book, Meaningful Relationships: Talking, Sense and Relating, won the G R Miller Book Award from the Interpersonal Division of the National Communication Association. His introductory book Human Relationships has run to four editions and his most recent works are Dragon & Duck, Understanding Relationship Research: A Text with Readings (2005, SAGE Ltd); Kirkpatrick, Duck, & Foley, Relating Difficulty: Processes of Constructing and Managing Difficult Interaction (2006, Erlbaum); and Wood & Duck, Composing Relationships: Communication in Everyday Life (2006, Wadsworth).

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