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 the first interdisciplinary approach to the latest scientific findings relating to human sexual relationships. Offers an unusual degree of integration across topics, which include intimate relationships in terms of both mind and body; bonding from infancy to adulthood; selecting mates; love; communication and interaction; sex; passion; relationship dissolution; and more Summarizes the links among human nature, culture, and intimate relationships Presents and integrates the latest findings in the fields of social 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 www.wiley.com/go/fletcher

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 Miller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 0078117151
Release Date: 2011-10-17
Genre: Psychology

The sixth edition of Intimate Relationships is the most accessible, comprehensive, and current work available. This text has a broad reach, drawing from all the relationship sciences including material from social psychology, communication studies, family studies, sociology, clinical psychology, and neuroscience. Clearly on the cutting edge, it presents all of the new developments in the field and exudes vigorous standards of scholarship while maintaining a highly acclaimed reader-friendly style that sets the text apart.

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

Emotional Intelligence in Couples Therapy

Author: Brent J. Atkinson
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 039370386X
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Family & Relationships

Over the past thirty years, groundbreaking studies on the relationships of couples have identified precisely what intimate partners must do in order to have successful partnerships.

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.

Love Sense

Author: Sue Johnson
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316251082
Release Date: 2013-12-31
Genre: Family & Relationships

The bestselling author of Hold Me Tight presents a revolutionary new understanding of why and how we love, based on cutting-edge research. Every day, we hear of relationships failing and questions of whether humans are meant to be monogamous. LOVE SENSE presents new scientific evidence that tells us that humans are meant to mate for life. Dr. Johnson explains that romantic love is an attachment bond, just like that between mother and child, and shows us how to develop our "love sense"--our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Love is not the least bit illogical or random, but actually an ordered and wise recipe for survival. LOVE SENSE covers the three stages of a relationship and how to best weather them; the intelligence of emotions and the logic of love; the physical and psychological benefits of secure love; and much more. Based on groundbreaking research, LOVE SENSE will change the way we think about love.

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.

Intimate Relationships

Author: Sharon S. Brehm
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 0070074437
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Family & Relationships

This edition has been updated, reflecting research findings from the past six years. The text is appropriate for the relationships and marriage and the family courses in psychology, sociology, home economics and family studies.

Attached

Author: Amir Levine
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101475161
Release Date: 2010-12-30
Genre: Family & Relationships

Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes. In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.

Lean on Me

Author: Marion Solomon
Publisher:
ISBN: 1575660199
Release Date: 1996-02-08
Genre: Dependency (Psychology)

Argues that codependency is a healthy, normal, and necessary phenomenon and that meaningful relationships with others strengthen and nurture us and support our self-esteem, contrary to popular myths that make codependency a totally negative concept. Reprint.

Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships

Author: Robert W. Firestone
Publisher: Amer Psychological Assn
ISBN: 1433804301
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Psychology

Illustrates how experiences and messages from our parents during childhood create internal defenses that, in turn, support negative views of ourself and others. Since these psychological barriers interfere with emotional closeness and sexual intimacy with a partner, the authors emphasize solving the underlying issues over improving technical performance or on "being more romantic." In accessible language and through the liberal use of case material from couples-therapy sessions, workshop leaders and psychologists Firestone and his coauthors show how to solve sexual difficulties and face the psychological issues that are at the root of many couples' problems.

Intimate Relationships

Author: Thomas N. Bradbury
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393640256
Release Date: 2019-12
Genre:

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