With the field of personal relationships having grown dramatically in the past quarter century, The Cambridge Handbook of Personal Relationships, Second Edition serves as a benchmark of the current state of scholarship, synthesizing the extant theoretical and empirical literature, tracing its historical roots, and making recommendations for future directions. Written by internationally known experts from key disciplines, the Handbook addresses both fundamental questions and cutting-edge concerns. This second edition has been thoroughly updated to reflect recent developments in analytical techniques, shifts in theoretical emphases, and an increased attention to social processes. New chapters include the Neuroscience of Salutary Close Relationships; Self-Disclosure in Relationships; Acceptance, Rejection, and the Quest for Relational Value; Relationships and Physical Health; Personal Relationships and Technology in the Digital Age; and Promoting Healthy Relationships. This compendium of state-of-the-art research and theory on personal relationships will be of great value to researchers, graduate students, and practitioners.
Presents a comprehensive and multidisciplinary perspective on personal relationships
Features contributions from outstanding, distinguished scholars who are internationally known for their work
Includes balanced yet insightful perspectives on crucial issues
Advance praise: ‘Increasing recognition that the nature of our relationships with others powerfully affects every aspect of our lives has resulted in the rapid growth of relationship science, a multidisciplinary endeavor that engages virtually all of the behavioral and biological sciences. The editors and contributors to this remarkable volume are to be congratulated for providing an up-to-date and well-organized panoramic view of this sprawling and vibrant effort to understand the critical role relationships play in every person's life.' Ellen Berscheid, Regents' Professor of Psychology Emerita, University of Minnesota
Advance praise: ‘In this comprehensive volume, Anita L. Vangelisti and Daniel Perlman have assembled an eminent group of relationship scholars from diverse disciplines. The contributors present cutting-edge theory and research into the nature of personal relationships, their impact on health and well-being, and the role of social and technological change. This Handbook clearly attests to the breadth, depth, and vitality of relationship science.' Judith Feeney, Honorary Associate Professor, University of Queensland
Advance praise; ‘Vangelisti and Perlman once again masterfully assemble most of the giants of their fields as well as many of the new and rising stars. As such, this is the perfect collection for both a scholar's shelf and a graduate seminar. The selection of topics is excellent in breadth and depth, and will no doubt set the stage for the field of personal relationships for the next decade to come.' Brian H. Spitzberg, Senate Distinguished Professor, San Diego State University
Daniel Perlman, Anita L. Vangelisti, Steve Duck, Natalie D. Hengstebeck, Margaret S. Clark, Debra Mashek, Minda Oriña, William Ickes, Deborah A. Kashy, Robert A. Ackerman, M. Brent Donnellan, Ascan Koerner, Denise Haunani Solomon, Michael E. Roloff, John P. Caughlin, Ted L. Huston, Erin C. Wehrman, Marilyn Coleman, Lawrence Ganong, Sarah Mitchell, Steven R. Asher, Molly S. Weeks, Stephanie D. Madsen, W. Andrew Collins, Rosemary Blieszner, Aaron M. Ogletree, Heike A. Winterheld, Jeffry A. Simpson, Mario Mikulincer, Phillip R. Shaver, Vicki S. Helgeson, Katilyn Mascatelli, Lisa M. Diamond, Karen L. Blair, Stephanie Cacioppo, Garth J. O. Fletcher, Nickola C. Overall, Myron D. Friesen, Ceara L. Nicolls, Alan L. Sillars, Sally Planalp, Julie Fitness, Beverley A. Fehr, Catrin Finkenauer, Peter Kerkhof, Tila Pronk, Brooke C. Feeney, Nancy L. Collins, Sarah W. Whitton, Neslihan James-Kangal, Galena K. Rhoades, Howard J. Markman, Susan Sprecher, F. Scott Christopher, Pamela Regan, Terri Orbuch, Rodney Cate, Timothy R. Levine, Mark L. Knapp, Carolyn Cutrona, Guy Bodenmann, Ashley K. Randall, Frederick D. Clavél, Melissa Johnson, Abraham P. Buunk, Pieternel Dijkstra, Karlijn Massar, Ximena B. Arriaga, Rebecca J. Cobb, Christine A. Daly, Mark R. Leary, Jennifer Acosta, Jenny de Jong Gierveld, Theo G. van Tilburg, Pearl A. Dykstra, Jennifer M. Tomlinson, Arthur Aron, Elaine Hatfield, Frank D. Fincham, Ron Rogge, Steven R. H. Beach, Christopher R. Agnew, Laura E. VanderDrift, Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Diane H. Felmlee, H. Colleen Sinclair, Jessica Vitak, Nicole B. Ellison, Stanley O. Gaines, Jr, Deletha P. Hardin, W. Kim Halford, Christopher A. Pepping, Jemima Petch, Brian G. Ogolsky, J. Kale Monk, Donald H. Baucom, Jennifer M. Belus, Susan Stanton, Norman B. Epstein, Harry T. Reis, Moran Mizrahi
About the Editors:
Anita L. Vangelisti, University of Texas, Austin
Anita L. Vangelisti is the Jesse H. Jones Centennial Professor of Communication at the University of Texas, Austin. She was co-editor of the Cambridge University Press book series on Advances in Personal Relationships and has served on the editorial boards of over a dozen scholarly journals. Vangelisti served as President and is a Fellow of the International Association for Relationship Research and is a Distinguished Scholar of the National Communication Association.
Daniel Perlman, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Daniel Perlman is a Professor of Family Studies at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro. Having trained as a social psychologist, he has taught at the Universities of Manitoba and British Columbia, been president of four academic associations including the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships and the International Association for Relationship Research, and been editor or co-editor of four journals including Personal Relationships and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. For over fifty years he has found daily joy in being a close relationships researcher and academic.