The New Science of Intimate Relationships

Author: Garth J. O. Fletcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470775196
Release Date: 2008-04-15
Genre: Psychology

Written by one of the world's leading authorities on close relationships, this accessible study is one of the first to look seriously at what science can tell us about love, sex and friendship.

The Science of Intimate Relationships

Author: Garth J. O. Fletcher
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118355169
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Psychology

The Science of Intimate Relationships represents thefirst interdisciplinary approach to the latest scientific findingsrelating to human sexual relationships. Offers an unusual degree of integration across topics, whichinclude intimate relationships in terms of both mind and body;bonding from infancy to adulthood; selecting mates; love;communication and interaction; sex; passion; relationshipdissolution; and more Summarizes the links among human nature, culture, and intimaterelationships Presents and integrates the latest findings in the fields ofsocial psychology, evolutionary psychology, human sexuality,neuroscience and biology, developmental psychology, anthropology,and clinical psychology. Authored by four leading experts in the field Instructor materials are available at ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/fletcher"www.wiley.com/go/fletcher/a

Time and Intimacy

Author: Joel B. Bennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135655006
Release Date: 2000-11-01
Genre: Psychology

There is a mysterious connection between our experiences of intimacy--of love, the longing to feel connected, and sexual embrace--and the human sense of time--eternity, impermanence, and rhythm. In this critical analysis of the time-intimacy equation, Bennett shows how the scientific study of personal relationships can address this mystery. As a study of transpersonal science, this book points to the possible evolution of intimacy and of our consciousness of time, and how the two evolutionary paths weave together. Dr. Bennett draws from a wide array of resources to advance and marry two compelling themes: first, the social and clinical science of personal relationships should integrate the spiritual or transpersonal dimension of intimacy, and second, science can contribute to lay understandings by describing the richly temporal aspects of relationships. In blending popular literature, transpersonal psychology, and scientific research and theory, this work also attempts to address the lack of dialogue between academics who study personal intimacy and those writers in the popular press who give advice and guidelines for building intimacy. Time and Intimacy is written for a broad audience, intended for those with a general interest in relationships, as well as for students, counselors, and psychologists. It can be used as a text in courses on personal relationships, as well as to supplement courses in humanistic psychology, transpersonal psychology, interpersonal communication, relationships, marital and family counseling, human relations, and related areas. Because it advances an interdisciplinary understanding of personal relationships, this book is certain to challenge prevailing views about the meaning of intimacy in both the academic and popular literatures.

Intimate Relationships

Author: Rowland S. Miller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0072938013
Release Date: 2006-01
Genre: Family & Relationships

The fourth edition of this trusted text preserves the personal appeal of the subject matter and vigorous standards of scholarship that have made the earlier editions so successful. Written in a unified voice, this text features the reader-friendly tone that was established in the first three editions and presents the key findings on intimate relationships, the major theoretical perspectives, and some of the current controversies in the field. Brehm, Miller, Perlman, and Campbell illustrate the relevance of close relationship science to readers' everyday lives, encouraging thought and analysis. The new edition includes more illustrations, tables, and figures that complement the thoroughly updated, new-and-improved text.

Great Myths of Intimate Relationships

Author: Matthew D. Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118521281
Release Date: 2016-05-31
Genre: Psychology

Great Myths of Intimate Relationships provides a captivating, pithy introduction to the subject that challenges and demystifies the many fabrications and stereotypes surrounding relationships, attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak. The book thoroughly interrogates the current research on topics such as attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak Takes an argument driven approach to the study of intimate relationships, encouraging critical engagement with the subject Part of The Great Myths series, it's written in a style that is compelling and succinct, making it ideal for general readers and undergraduates

Evolution and Social Psychology

Author: Mark Schaller
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781134952427
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Psychology

Why do we think about and interact with other people in the particular ways that we do? Might these thoughts and actions be contemporary products of our long-ago evolutionary past? If so, how might this be, and what are the implications? Research generated by an evolutionary approach to social psychology issues profound insights into self-concept, impression formation, prejudice, group dynamics, helping, aggression, social influence, culture, and every other topic that is fundamental to social psychology. Evolution and Social Psychology is the first book to review and discuss this broad range of social psychological phenomena from an evolutionary perspective. It does so with a critical and constructive eye. Readers will emerge with a clear sense of the intellectual challenges, as well as the scientific benefits, of an evolutionarily-informed social psychology. The world-renowned contributors identify new questions, new theories, and new hypotheses—many of which are only now beginning to be tested. Thus, this book not only summarizes the current status of the field, it also sets an agenda for the next generation of research on evolution and social psychology. Evolution and Social Psychology is essential reading for evolutionary psychologists and social psychologists alike.

Die 7 Geheimnisse der gl cklichen Ehe

Author: John M Gottman
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 9783843708227
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

'Kann man voraussagen, wie lange eine Partnerschaft hält? Ja, meint John M. Gottman, und tritt dafür sogar den wissenschaftlichen Beweis an. Mit Hilfe seines 'Ehelabors' erforscht er seit Jahrzehnten die Geheimnisse glücklicher Ehen. Er hat dabei sieben Prinzipien herausgearbeitet, die erfolgreiche Paare auf ihrem Weg zu einer harmonischen und langlebigen Beziehung anwenden. Mit vielen praktischen Ratschlägen und griffigen Fallbeispielen.'

Not Always in the Mood

Author: Sarah Hunter Murray
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 9781538113943
Release Date: 2019-02-12
Genre: Family & Relationships

If there is one thing we know about men and sex it is that men are always in the mood. Any time, any place. Right? Wrong. Men’s sexual desire has long been depicted as high, simple, and unwavering. But the new research around men’s desire tells us this is far from true; and that good sex and relationships are suffering from these long-held misconceptions. In Not Always in the Mood: The New Science on Men, Sex, and Relationships sex researcher and relationship therapist Sarah Hunter Murray presents a lively, timely, and critical exploration of the newest, most surprising science on men and sex, shattering myths about men’s sexuality and helping today’s couples connect more deeply and authentically than ever before. One-by-one, Murray examines the most detrimental, deep-held beliefs we as a society promote around men and their desire, and dive into how they affect our intimate relationships daily – and what to do about it. Do men actually crave and enjoy sex more than women? Do men “do the wanting” and prefer the chase? Where do they stand on sexual rejection? What’s the deal with porn? Answering these questions and more, this is a book for modern women and men alike. Moving beyond typical “here’s what he likes” sexual tips, the book empowers readers and offers a completely new perspective on sexuality that will validate men’s experiences and help their partners to a greater understanding of the psychology and emotions surrounding them.

The New Science of Love

Author: Frances Cohen Praver
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402253751
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Family & Relationships

Outlines a program for harnessing brain power to recapture intimacy, drawing on research and the author's experience in an anecdotal series of exercises that provide guidance for rekindling loving, long-term relationships.

Intimate Relationships

Author: Ralph Erber
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9781351615068
Release Date: 2017-11-27
Genre: Psychology

Intimate Relationships covers both classic and current material in a concise yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love, attachment to jealousy, sexuality to conflict—all written in a warm, personal, and engaging voice. Topics are viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective firmly grounded in research. Examples and stories from everyday life lead into each chapter to stir a student’s engagement with the material, and critical thinking prompts throughout the text aid his or her reflection on the issues and theories presented. Each chapter is organized around major relationship issues and relevant theories, in addition to a critical evaluation of the research. When appropriate, the authors discuss and evaluate popular ideas about intimate relationships in the context of scientific research. This Third Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest findings and topics in relationship science, including the role of the Internet in today’s relationships. Students will benefit from a revised chapter on sexuality that reflects current views on sexual orientation and sexual pathways, as well as a forward-looking chapter on the evolution and diversity of relationships in the 21st century. To support student learning, the new edition includes flashcards, learning objectives, and outlines for each chapter. A companion website accessible at www.routledge.com/cw/erber provides instructors with PowerPoint presentations and a test bank, and provides students with flashcards of key terms as well as learning outcomes and chapter outlines for each chapter.

Wandel der Intimit t

Author: Anthony Giddens
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783105610855
Release Date: 2016-04-15
Genre: Social Science

Seit der »sexuellen Revolution« der siebziger Jahre ist das Thema Sexualität in aller Munde. Der Feminismus und das Coming-Out der Homosexuellen haben die tradierten Geschlechterrollen ebenso in Frage gestellt wie die sexuelle Moral. Trotzdem gelten Sex, Liebe und Erotik immer noch als ausschließlich private Bereiche. Der Wandel der Intimität, so zeigt Giddens, betrifft aber ebenso wie unsere ganz persönlichen Beziehungskrisen die Demokratie unserer modernen Gesellschaften. Dieser Wandel geht nicht etwa, wie Konservative behaupten, in die Richtung immer größerer Permissivität und ungehemmten Sex mit möglichst vielen Partnern. Vielmehr entwickeln sich unsere Liebesbeziehungen, Freundschaften und Eltern-Kind-Beziehungen hin zu mehr Partnerschaft und Gegenseitigkeit. »Demokratie«, dafür plädiert Giddens’ umfassende Analyse, ist daher nicht nur eine politische Forderung, sondern ein Schlüsselbegriff für die neue Partnerschaftlichkeit im privaten Leben. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Heart Connection

Author: Drs. Nancy and Ron Rockey
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449713394
Release Date: 2011-03-24
Genre: Family & Relationships

Cell phones, IPods, and texting, just aren’t cutting it - and we live in an age when people are desperate to find intimate connection. What we need is intimacy (in-to-me-see) – human moments when hearts connect, creating the splendor that couples wish for. But how do we get there? Heart Connection is a powerful combination of gripping true-life stories, fascinating cutting-edge research that explains why we feel and act the way we do, and practical principles and theories that can transform your relationships from messy and mundane to ones that are wildly alive and beating with human passion and God’s vibrant love; the kind of sacrificial love that makes dreams come true. It doesn’t mystically happen in marriage when a couple says, “I do.” But it can be yours if you’re willing to clean up the junk the Devil has dumped on you, so you can express and receive God’s unfiltered abundant love through the tender words, meaningful touch, and adoring gaze of your lifelong partner. All of your relationships can experience this longed-for change because new science says that even our DNA is changeable – fixable – just like you are!

Intimate Relationships

Author: Rowland Miller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077831370
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Psychology

Drawing on psychology, family studies, sociology, communication studies, and neuroscience, Intimate Relationships is a comprehensive and current overview of relationship science written in an engaging and accessible style. The seventh edition of this best-selling text includes new, thought-provoking teaching tools and over 600 new references.

Personality in Intimate Relationships

Author: Luciano L'Abate
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387226079
Release Date: 2006-04-07
Genre: Psychology

Four decades of contributions to personality theory and family practice have earned Luciano L’Abate a worldwide reputation for therapeutic insights. Now he expands on his pathbreaking relational theory of personality to apply it to the twenty-first-century family in all its configurations. Personality in Intimate Relationships showcases L’Abate’s trademark elegant style and provocative ideas in his most accessible work to date. Based on Axes I and II of the DSM-IV, the book describes relationships along a readily identifiable continuum ranging from optimal functionality to severe pathology, linking the author’s conceptual framework to specific diagnostic strategies, therapeutic interventions, and prevention programs. L’Abate’s theory not only integrates individual and family theories and seemingly disparate schools of thought, but is also inclusive of nontraditional relationships—grandparent/grandchild dyads, adoptive families, same-sex couples, and others—that are often left out of the family literature. Among the key areas explored in the book: • Selfhood and self-differentiation • Confrontation and sharing of hurt feelings • Negotiating, bargaining, and problem-solving • Dealing with distance and closeness • Intimacy and the ability to love In addition, the reader is referred to complementary online appendices that supply helpful questionnaires, workbooks, and ideas for further applications. Personality in Intimate Relationships offers fresh perspective to all frontline practitioners as well as investigators in this area. It is also ideal for graduate courses in abnormal psychology and personal development.