Great Myths of Intimate Relationships provides a captivating, pithy introduction to the subject that challenges and demystifies the many fabrications and stereotypes surrounding relationships, attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak.
• The book thoroughly interrogates the current research on topics such as attraction, sex, love, internet dating, and heartbreak
• Takes an argument driven approach to the study of intimate relationships, encouraging critical engagement with the subject
• Part of The Great Myths series, it’s written in a style that is compelling and succinct, making it ideal for general readers and undergraduates
Matthew D. Johnson is Professor of Psychology at Binghamton University, State University of New York. His research in Clinical Psychology examines the developmental course of marital distress and family dysfunction. In doing so, his work seeks to determine the mechanisms by which relationship distress and dissolution follow the positive emotions of courtship. In 2013, he was awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching from the State University of New York.