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Close Relationships

By Harold H. Kelley, Ellen Berscheid, Andrew Christensen, John H. Harvey, Ted L. Huston, George Levinger, Evie McClintock, Letitia Anne Peplau and Donald R. Peterson

Close Relationships
Paperback, 612 pages £39.00
Published: 2002
ISBN: 9780971242784
Format: 225mm x 150mm
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Subjects: Eliot Werner Publications, Psychology

When W. H. Freeman originally published this book in 1983, the scientific study of relationships was in its childhood. 'Relationship science' has since become an established endeavor in psychology, sociology, and other social and behavioral science disciplines—complete with its own organizations, journals, book series, handbooks, and sourcebooks. A lengthy new introduction by Ellen Berscheid and Harold Kelley documents the evolution of the field.

From the Introduction to the Percheron Press Edition . . .

'[W]e speak for all of the authors of Close Relationships when we express our great pleasure in seeing our book back in print again, for we believe its republication reflects the growing importance of the relationship field. We also believe its key messages are as sound and relevant today as they were at the time of the book’s initial publication nearly two decades ago.'

Introduction to the Percheron Press Edition, Ellen Berscheid and Harold H. Kelley

1. The Emerging Science of Relationships

2. Analyzing Close Relationships

3. Interaction

4. Emotion

5. Power

6. Roles and Gender

7. Love and Commitment

8. Development and Change

9. Conflict

10. Intervention

11. Research Methods

12. Epilogue: An Essential Science


Index of Names

Index of Topics

'The book reflects the expertise of its authors in social, clinical, and developmental psychology . . . . [S]cholarly and readable . . . . There is no question that it will become a major source for investigators and students interested in close relationships.' (Sharon S. Brehmin, Science)

'[A] book of singular importance. . . . Kelley and his colleagues . . . have been extraordinarily successful. . . . And as a result of their landmark effort, a science of close relationships seems for the first time to be a real possibility.' (Zick Rubinin, Contemporary Psychology)

Harold H. Kelley, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Ellen Berscheid, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Andrew Christensen, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

John H. Harvey, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

Ted L. Huston, University of Texas, Austin, Texas

George Levinger, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts

Evie McClintock, Formerly of Family Care Center, Santa Barbara, California

Letitia Anne Peplau, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California

Donald R. Peterson, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Publication Details:

 Paperback , 612 pages
 225mm x 150mm

BIC Code:
 Eliot Werner Publications


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