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Author Noller, Patricia.

Title Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan
Published Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2002
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Description 1 online resource (205 pages)
Series International Series in Social Psychology
International series in social psychology.
Contents Cover -- Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan -- Copyright -- Contents -- Figures -- Tables -- 1 Introduction -- Stages of the Lifespan -- Important Themes in Relationship Development -- Cultural and Subcultural Issues -- The Effects of One Relationship on Another -- Methodological Issues -- Organization of this Volume -- 2 Infancy and Childhood -- Before the First Relationship: from General Sociability to the Threshold of Attachment -- The Maturation of Readiness for a Relationship -- Defining Attachment -- The Roots of Attachment in Mother-Infant Interaction
Attachment as an Integrated Behavioural System -- Naturalistic and Laboratory-based Assessments of Infant-Parent Attachment -- The Strange Situation -- What Determines a Secure Parent-Child Attachment? -- Relationship with Parents during Childhood: Long-term Consequences -- Social Intelligence: Growth of a Theory of Mind -- Opposition and Negotiation in the Parent-Toddler Relationship: The Phenomenon of Negativism -- Acquiring Persuasion Skills -- Family Dialogue and Household Work -- Parental Discipline Strategies -- Marital Conflict and Children's Development -- Siblings and Development
Differential Parental Treatment and Sibling Rivalry -- Sibling-Sibling Interaction and Individual Development -- Peers as Playmates and Agents of Socialization -- The Peer Group and Sociometric Measurement -- Predictors of Popularity -- Summary -- 3 Relationships During Adolescence -- Parent-Adolescent Relationships -- Developments in Peer Relationships -- Romantic Relationships -- Summary and Conclusions -- 4 Early Adulthood -- Becoming an Adult -- The Importance of Relationships with Parents -- Sibling Relationships -- Living Together -- Marriage -- Transition to Parenthood -- Adult Friendships
Loss of Spouse -- Relationships with Adult Children -- Sibling Relationships in Later Life -- Grand parenting -- Variables Affecting the Grandparent-Grandchild Relationship -- Friendships in Later Life -- Illness and the Elderly -- Care of the Elderly -- Elder Abuse -- Future Trends in Relationships of the Elderly -- Summary -- 7 Relationships Across the Lifespan: Key Themes And Concepts -- Attachment -- Intimacy -- Communication -- Conflict -- Power and Control -- Cultural and Subcultural Issues -- Effects of One Relationship on Another -- Future Patterns in Family Relationships -- References
Social Support -- Summary and Conclusions -- 5 Relationships in Middle Age -- Defining Middle Age -- Gender and Middle Age -- Marital Relationships in Middle Age -- Parenting in Midlife -- Attachment in Relationships between Adult Children and their Parents -- Friendships in Midlife -- Summary -- 6 Personal Relationships and the Elderly -- Defining Old Age -- Pessimistic Views of Later Life -- Importance of Relationships in Later Life -- Ambivalent Relations between Family Members and Elderly People -- Transitions in Later Life -- Dealing with Change -- Marriage Relationships in Later Life
Summary Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the role of personal relationships in people's lives. Highlighting areas of special significance and research interest at each major life-stage, Patricia Noller, Judith A. Feeney and Candida Peterson, examine how close relationships develop over time and influence individual adjustment. They explore a wide range of relationships, including some that are often neglected, such as those with siblings, adult children and elderly parents. They also look at alternative family forms, such as single-parent families and step-families, and address important themes such as intimacy, conflict and power. With insightful discussion of the theory and methods typically used by researchers working in this area, Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan is an ideal resource for students and researchers of both relationships and lifespan development. It will also be of interest to practitioners, such as social workers and family therapists, working with clients with relational concerns and anyone wanting to learn more about the nature of relationships
Notes Author index
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Form Electronic book
Author Candida Peterson
Judith Feeney
ISBN 1134970692