The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships

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Anita L. Vangelisti, Daniel Perlman
Cambridge University Press, Jun 5, 2006 - Psychology - 891 pages
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The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship in this dynamic field synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions. The volume addresses a broad range of established and emerging topics including: theoretical and methodological issues that influence the study of personal relationships; research and theory on relationship development, the nature and functions of personal relationships across the lifespan; individual differences and their influences on relationships; relationship processes such as cognition, emotion, and communication; relational qualities such as satisfaction and commitment; environmental influences on personal relationships; and maintenance and repair of relationships. The authors are experts from a variety of disciplines including several subfields of psychology, communication, family studies and sociology who have made major contributions to the understanding of relationships.

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Anita Vangelisti currently teaches courses at the University of Texas, Austin on communication in personal relationships, family communication, communication and emotion, empirical research methods, and interaction analysis. Her work focuses on how communication affects, and is affected by, emotions and interpretive processes such as attribution. She has published articles in journals such as Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personal Relationships, Family Relations, the Journal of Adolescent Research, and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Daniel Perlman is an academic psychologist with broad, applied interests that cut across social, developmental and clinical psychology as focused on the study of close relationships. He is a Professor of Family Studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He was President of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships and the Canadian Psychological Association. He has authored and edited over 50 articles and 15 books and edited works.

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