Miller: Intimate Relationships, 8th edition

Drawing on psychology, family studies, sociology, communication studies, and neuroscience, Intimate Relationships is a comprehensive and current overview of relationship science, written in an engaging and accessible style. Supported by SmartBook™, McGraw-Hill Education’s adaptive and personalized reading experience, the eighth edition of this best-selling text includes hundreds of new discoveries and findings from the last three years, as well as over 600 new references.

ISBNS: 1259870510 / 9781259870514
Publication Date: 11/21/17

NEW IN THE eighth EDITION

Chapter 1: The Building Blocks of Relationships
New additions: The deleterious impacts of technoference and phubbing
New findings: The outcomes of cohabitation Increasing insecurity in American college students The similarities of the sexes Research involving LGBT participants

Chapter 2: Research Methods
New additions: The Relationship Flourishing Scale
New findings: Immersive virtual realities in relationship research The ethics of relationship research Fresh examples of cutting-edge procedures

Chapter 3: Attraction
New additions: Instrumentality as the fundamental basis of attraction Dealbreakers: the things we can’t stand in a new mate
New findings: The effects of familiarity The outcomes of online dating Men’s scents The color red Matching in physical attractiveness Men’s resources and women’s youth and beauty

Chapter 4: Social Cognition New additions: Marital paradigms
New findings: Instantaneous first impressions fWHR in men Adverse effects of destiny beliefs

Table of Contents

1. THE BUILDING BLOCKS OF RELATIONSHIPS
THE NATURE AND IMPORTANCE OF INTIMACY
THE INFLUENCE OF CULTURE
THE INFLUENCE OF EXPERIENCE
THE INFLUENCE OF INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES
THE INFLUENCE OF HUMAN NATURE
THE INFLUENCE OF INTERACTION
THE DARK SIDE OF RELATIONSHIPS
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
CHAPTER SUMMARY

2. RESEARCH METHODS
THE SHORT HISTORY OF RELATIONSHIP SCIENCE
DEVELOPING A QUESTION
OBTAINING PARTICIPANTS
CHOOSING A DESIGN
THE NATURE OF OUR DATA
THE ETHICS OF SUCH ENDEAVORS
INTERPRETING AND INTEGRATING RESULTS
A FINAL NOTE
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
CHAPTER SUMMARY

3. ATTRACTION
THE FUNDAMENTAL BASIS OF ATTRACTION
PROXIMITY: LIKING THOSE NEAR US
PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS:
LIKING THOSE WHO ARE LOVELY
RECIPROCITY: LIKING THOSE WHO LIKE US
SIMILARITY: LIKING THOSE WHO ARE LIKE US
SO, WHAT DO MEN AND WOMEN WANT?
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
CHAPTER SUMMARY

4. SOCIAL COGNITION
FIRST IMPRESSIONS (AND BEYOND)
THE POWER OF PERCEPTIONS
IMPRESSION MANAGEMENT
SO, JUST HOW WELL DO WE KNOW OUR PARTNERS?
FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
CHAPTER SUMMARY

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