Relationship science [electronic resource] : integrating evolutionary, neuroscience, and sociocultural approaches / edited by Omri Gillath, Glenn Adams, Adrianne Kunkel.

Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, c2012.
xvi, 254 p. ; 26 cm.


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"This book has grown out of our own experience creating an interdisciplinary community of relationship researchers: the Close Relationships Interest Group at the University of Kansas. Since we formed the group in 2007, it has grown to include 10 to 20 active members who meet at least once a month. Each of us comes to the topic of relationship research with very different interests (e.g., communication, personality processes, sociocultural processes), intellectual bases (e.g., African studies, gender and sexuality studies, neuroscience), disciplinary backgrounds (e.g., communication, economics, gender and sexuality studies, health science, psychology, sociology), and domains of practical experience (e.g., army officer, domestic violence shelter volunteer, Peace Corps volunteer). Despite these differences, we are committed to the idea that a comprehensive relationship science must accommodate this diversity, and we believe that each of us has much to learn from the others. The monthly meetings provide members with opportunities to learn new research methods, get exposure to new theoretical models, and get feedback about their work. Students get a chance to add mentors to their committees or join classes they did not know existed before, and faculty get a chance to mentor and collaborate with new students. In short, we have benefited professionally and personally from this interdisciplinary approach to scholarship, and we recommend it to all researchers who wish to broaden their understanding of their subject. The greatest outcome so far of the Close Relationships Interest Group at the University of Kansas was our ability to organize a conference on new interdisciplinary directions for relationship science. This conference was held at the University of Kansas in November 2009 and under the umbrella of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR). It focused on neuroscience, sociocultural, and evolutionary approaches to relationship science. This book represents a culmination of that conference"--Preface. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2012 APA, all rights reserved).
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  • Preface / by Omri Gillath, Glenn Adams, & Adrianne D. Kunkel
  • Introduction : theoretical integration in relationship science: making interdisciplinarity work / by Omri Gillath, Glenn Adams, & Adrianne D. Kunkel
  • Guiding theoretical approaches
  • Relationship neuroscience : where we are and where we might be going / by Jennifer M. Tomlinson & Arthur Aron
  • Evolutionary perspectives on caring and prosocial behavior in relationships / by Lane Beckes & Jeffry A. Simpson
  • A cultural psychology of relationship : decolonizing science and practice / by Glenn Adams, Tugçe Kurtis, Phia S. Salter, & Stephanie L. Anderson
  • Caring
  • Culture and genes : moderators of the use and effect of social support / by Heejung S. Kim, Taraneh Mojaverian, & David K. Sherman
  • New directions in the neurobiology and physiology of paternal care / by Karen L. Bales, Nicole Maninger, & Katie Hinde
  • Social-interactional perspectives on child maltreatment : how can they contribute to relationship science? / by Steven R. Wilson
  • Attraction and relationship initiation
  • Relational mobility : a socio-ecological approach to personal relationships / by Masaki Yuki & Joanna Schug
  • Adaptive relationship cognition : the sights and smells of sexual attraction / by Jon K. Maner, Saul L. Miller, & Jennifer Leo
  • How to relate to people : the extra-terrestrial's guide to homo sapiens / by Alan Page Fiske & Lisa Schubert
  • Attachment and loss
  • Relationship after loss: communication in the new grief paradigm / by Michael Robert Dennis & Adrianne D. Kunkel
  • What is attachment? : a multi-level multi-method interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of attachment / by Omri Gillath, Melanie Canterberry, & Tara J. Collins.
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