Identity and Intimacy in Marriage: A Study of Couples by Susan Krauss Whitbourne

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne

Through the study on which this e-book reviews, we've got been given the original chance to discover the complicated nature of 2 of crucial concerns within the lives of adults: id and intimacy. it truly is with deep gratitude that we supply credits to the eighty members in our pattern who allowed us to discover those approaches of their lives. Our function in scripting this publication used to be, in many ways, a modest one. either one of us believed that learn at the Eriksonian suggestion of intimacy was once poor in that it used to be constrained to the studies of people approximately them­ selves. We maintained that this type of examine may provide just a slender, and possibly biased, view of the intimacy improvement of individ­ uals. by means of acquiring complementary responses to the intimacy interview from either companions in a conjugal relationship, we are hoping to pave a brand new course that fu ture researchers during this region will stick to. past this methodological strengthen, we meant that this book's theoretical concentration may well placed a brand new viewpoint at the well-trodden direction of study on marriage. This extra bold gaal is person who we confronted with a few trepidation. The literature on marital adjustment and pride is immense and in all likelihood overwhelming.

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Explorations in Personality by the late Henry A. Murray, Dan McAdams

By the late Henry A. Murray, Dan McAdams

Explorations in Personality, released through Oxford college Press in 1938, set forth a provocative and entire time table for the clinical examine of human character. mixing no-nonsense empiricism with the humanistic wish to comprehend the total individual, the ebook is as proper to scholars of character psychology this present day because it used to be to its many readers 70 years in the past. Assisted via such eminent colleagues as Erik Erikson and Robert White, Henry Murray set forth a whole concept of human character, illustrated a bevy of inventive equipment for character evaluate, and offered the result of a landmark research of 50 Harvard males. Explorations in Personality is likely one of the nice classics in twentieth century psychology. This reissue, superior via Dan McAdams' foreword, which gives a latest review of Murray's fulfillment, may be of nice curiosity to scholars and researchers in character psychology and to many different behavioral scientists, students, and basic readers who desire to comprehend the psychology of the total individual.

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Applications of Heuristics and Biases to Social Issues by Linda Heath, R. Scott Tindale, John Edwards, Emil J.

By Linda Heath, R. Scott Tindale, John Edwards, Emil J. Posavac, Fred B. Bryant, Eaaron Henderson-King, Yolanda Suarez-Balcazar, Judith Myers

This quantity offers the newest study on using heuristics and biases to the parts of well-being, legislations, schooling, and businesses. Authors undertake a cross-disciplinary method of examine a number of theories.

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The Self: Definitional and Methodological Issues by Thomas M. Brinthaupt, Richard P. Lipka

By Thomas M. Brinthaupt, Richard P. Lipka

What are the features and dimensions of the self? Is there a "best" approach to degree the self? How does the researcher’s definition of the self impact the alternative of study degree and strategies? those are the questions addressed through this publication. in contrast to earlier books at the self, this one presents a scientific research of the theoretical and methodological concerns concerned. It deals an outline of a number of replacement equipment for learning the self, and discussions of the benefits and drawbacks of those various ways. emphasised listed below are the phenomenological and experiential nature of the self, its multidimensionality and hierarchical constitution, and the connection among defining and measuring the self. one of the methodological concerns addressed are the effect of important others at the self, the standards that have an effect on the method of reporting in regards to the self, between-group comparability of self-structure, the constitution of the self in courting to others, and the consequences of differing cultural contexts.

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Personality Traits, 3rd edition by Gerald Matthews, Ian J. Deary, Martha C. Whiteman

By Gerald Matthews, Ian J. Deary, Martha C. Whiteman

Now in its 3rd variation, this dynamic textbook analyses the features basic to human character: what they're, why they topic, their organic and social foundations, how they play out in human existence and their results for cognition, pressure and actual and psychological future health. The textual content additionally considers the functions of character evaluation in medical, academic and occupational settings, delivering the reader with an in depth knowing of the total box of character features. This variation, now in 2-colour with enhanced scholar beneficial properties, contains the newest study from behavioural genetics, neuroscience, social psychology and cognitive technology, assesses the impression of latest learn recommendations like mind imagery, and offers extra content material on positive factors of qualities and sensible makes use of of character overview. this is often an important textbook for college students taking classes in character and person adjustments and in addition presents researchers and practitioners with a coherent, updated survey of this important sector.

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Shrinking Violets and Caspar Milquetoasts: Shyness, Power, by Patricia McDaniel

By Patricia McDaniel

For the reason that international struggle II americans’ attitudes in the direction of shyness have replaced. The women’s circulation and the sexual revolution raised questions on communique, self-expression, intimacy, and character, resulting in new matters approximately shyness. whilst, the expansion of psychotherapy and the psychological future health introduced shyness to the eye of pros who started to regard it as an sickness short of a medication. yet what's shyness? How is it relating to gender, race, and sophistication identities? And what does its stigmatization say approximately our tradition? In Shrinking Violets and Caspar Milquetoasts, Patricia McDaniel tells the tale of shyness. utilizing well known self-help books and journal articles she indicates how triumphing attitudes towards shyness often paintings to disempower girls. She attracts on facts as different as Nineteen Fifties perspectives of shyness as a womanly advantage to modern perspectives of shyness as a barrier to intimacy to focus on how cultural criteria governing shyness reproduce and hold strength variations among and between men and women.

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Handbook of Social Support and the Family by Gregory R. Pierce, Barbara R. Sarason, Irwin G. Sarason,

By Gregory R. Pierce, Barbara R. Sarason, Irwin G. Sarason, Helene J. Joseph (auth.), Gregory R. Pierce, Barbara R. Sarason, Irwin G. Sarason (eds.)

While insights occasionally are sluggish in coming, they generally look visible once they ultimately arrive. This guide is an consequence of the perception that the themes of social aid and the relations are very heavily associated. visible as this may appear, the actual fact is still that the literatures facing social help and the kin were deceptively separate and certain. for instance, paintings on social help all started within the Nineteen Seventies with the buildup of proof that social ties and social integration play vital roles in wellbeing and fitness and private adjustment. although kinfolk are frequently the most important social supporters of people, rather little re­ seek of social help used to be detailed on family members interactions as a route to specifying supporter procedures. it's now well-known that some of the most very important positive aspects of the relations is its function in supplying the person with a resource of help and popularity. thankfully, in recen t years, the distinctness and separateness of the fields of social help and the relatives have blurred. This guide offers the 1st collation and integration of social help and relations learn. This integration demands specifying tactics (such because the cognitions linked to negative aid availability and unrewarding faIllily constellations) and components (such as cultural alterations in relatives lifestyles and aid provision) which are pertinent to integration.

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Self and Identity in Modern Psychology and Indian Thought by Anand C. Paranjpe

By Anand C. Paranjpe

East meets West during this attention-grabbing exploration of conceptions of private id in Indian philosophy and sleek Euro-American psychology. writer Anand Paranjpe considers those distinctive traditions with reference to old, disciplinary, and cultural `gaps' within the research of the self, and within the context of such theoretical views as univocalism, relativism, and pluralism. The textual content incorporates a comparability of rules on self as represented via eminent thinkers-Erik H. Erikson for the Western view, and Advaita Vedanta for the Indian.

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Coping with Negative Life Events: Clinical and Social by C. R. Snyder, Carol E. Ford, Robert N. Harris (auth.), C. R.

By C. R. Snyder, Carol E. Ford, Robert N. Harris (auth.), C. R. Snyder, Carol E. Ford (eds.)

"Like a Bridge over afflicted Waters" The surge of present curiosity within the interface among medical and social psychology is definitely illustrated through the ebook of a few common texts and journals during this zone, and the turning out to be emphasis in graduate courses on supplying education in either disciplines. even supposing the bene­ matches of an built-in clinical-social strategy were famous for a couple of years, the hot paintings during this quarter has complicated from the­ oretical extrapolations of social mental types to scientific concerns to thought and study that's in response to social ideas and carried out in medical domain names. it's changing into more and more universal to discover social psy­ chologists pursuing examine with medical populations and medical psy­ chologists investigating variables that experience commonly been within the realm of social psychology. a big zone of interface among the 2 disciplines is in examine and idea eager about how members reply to detrimental occasions. as well as the rage towards an built-in clinical-social strategy, the growing to be physique of literature during this region displays the explosion of cur­ lease curiosity within the zone of well-being psychology; paintings via scientific and social psychologists at the issues of pressure and coping has been one of many significant points of this burgeoning box. the aim of the current quantity is to supply a typical discussion board for contemporary advances within the medical and social literature on responses to unfavourable existence outcomes.

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