Men in Relationships: A New Look from a Life Course Perspective

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Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford, PhD, Barbara Formaniak Turner, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Jun 27, 2006 - Social Science - 272 pages
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For the first time, experts in the areas of psychology, masculinities, social psychology, personal relationships, communication, gender studies, and clinical psychology offer their collective views on the interpersonal relationships of men.

From relationships men have with their wives to relationships men have with their brothers and friends, this dynamic presentation offers a unique perspective and explores diverse points of life with a focus on middle to old age. Engaging commentary provides useful overviews of traditional and current topics including:

  • The Dilemma of Masculinity in Culture
  • The Married Man's Vulnerability at Midlife
  • Masculinity and Men's Romantic and Sexual Relationships
  • Men's Friendships
  • The Fathers' Involvement With Adult Children
  • Closeness and Affection in Father-Son Relationships
  • Gender Differences in Negative Social Exchanges
  • Men's Relationships

An excellent reference for clinical and counseling psychologists, gerontologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, as well as students.

 

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Contents

MENS RELATIONSHIPS WITH BROTHERS AND FRIENDS
79
FATHERS AND THEIR ADULT CHILDREN
125
INTERPERSONAL PROCESSES IN MENS RELATIONSHIPS
165
CONCLUSION
219
Index
231
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Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford, PhD, is a professor of psychology at the Univesity of Indianapolis. She received her doctorate from Rutgers University in Life Span Developmental Psychology. She recently completed a 20-year longitudinal study on adult siblings. Her research appears in the International Journal of Aging ad Human Development, Journal of Gerontology, American Behavioral Scientist, Family Issues, Family Relations, Generations, and The Encyclopedia of Aging. A fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the American Psychological Association, she has contributed numerous chapters to edited volumes, edited two special issues of journals, and co-edited the Handbook on Aging and the Family, with Rosemary Blieszner.

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