Intimacy: The Need to Be Close

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Doubleday, 1989 - Psychology - 252 pages
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Dr. McAdams explores the development of intimacy in the human life cycle, from the parent-infant bond to the intense friendships of preadolescence to adult intimacy needs. He shows that men and women differ in the types of intimacy they crave.

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Connection and Separation
The Intimacy Motive

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Dan P. McAdams, PhD, is Professor of Human Development and Social Policy and Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, where he is also Director of the Foley Center for the Study of Lives. He has published 12 books and over 100 articles and chapters in the areas of personality and developmental psychology.

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