Close Relationships

Author: Patricia Noller
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134953267
Size: 56.43 MB
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Close Relationships: Functions, Forms and Processes provides an overview of current theory and research in the area of close relationships, written by internationally renowned scholars whose work is at the cutting edge of research in the field. The volume consists of three sections: introductory issues, types of relationships, and relationship processes. In the first section, there is an exploration of the functions and benefits of close relationships, the diversity of methodologies used to study them, and the changing social context in which close relationships are embedded. A second section examines the various types of close relationships, including family bonds and friendships. The third section focuses on key relationship processes, including attachment, intimacy, sexuality, and conflict. This book is designed to be an essential resource for senior undergraduate and postgraduate students, researchers, and practitioners, and will be suitable as a resource in advanced courses dealing with the social psychology of close relationships.

Social Psychology And The Unconscious

Author: John A. Bargh
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1134954107
Size: 49.33 MB
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Evidence is mounting that we are not as in control of our judgments and behavior as we think we are. Unconscious or ‘automatic’ forms of psychological and behavioral processes are those of which we tend to be unaware, that occur without our intention or consent, yet influence us on a daily basis in profound ways. Automatic processes influence our likes and dislikes for almost everything, as well as how we perceive other people, such as when we make stereotypic assumptions about someone based on their race or gender or social class. Even more strikingly, the latest research is showing that the aspects of life that are the richest experience and most important to us - such as emotions and our close relationships, as well as the pursuit of our important life tasks and goals - also have substantial unconscious components. Social Psychology and the Unconscious: The Automaticity of Higher Mental Processes offers a state-of-the-art review of the evidence and theory supporting the existence and the significance of automatic processes in our daily lives, with chapters by the leading researchers in this field today, across a spectrum of psychological phenomena from emotions and motivations to social judgment and behavior. The volume provides an introduction and overview of these now central topics to graduate students and researchers in social psychology and a range of allied disciplines with an interest in human behavior and the unconscious, such as cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, political science, and business.

Prophetic Witness In World Christianities

Author: Annemie Dillen
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3643900414
Size: 37.25 MB
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Prophets have a reputation of changing, for the better, the relationship between people and God. Christianity has a long history of prophets who have directed the faithful towards more justice and righteousness. What can Christians learn from prophets for daily life, for contemporary theology, and for pastoral care? This book looks at prophetic action from a biblical, pastoral, and ethical perspective. The contributions - from both pastoral theologians and pastors from around the globe - make this study a unique exercise in maintaining the prophetic perspective in theological reflection and pastoral practice. (Series: International Practical Theology - Vol. 13)

The Oxford Handbook Of Close Relationships

Author: Jeffry A. Simpson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195398696
Size: 53.71 MB
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This book provides an in-depth and comprehensive summary of the psychology of close relationships, and showcases classic and contemporary theories, models, and empirical research that have been conducted in the field.

Foundations In Social Neuroscience

Author: John T. Cacioppo
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262531955
Size: 37.24 MB
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A comprehensive survey of the growing field of social neuroscience.

Metapsychology Of The Creative Process

Author: Jason W. Brown
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1845409388
Size: 33.71 MB
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Many are fascinated by the phenomenon of genius and search for an understanding of its nature. Modern research is not especially helpful in elucidating the inner process or its relation to ordinary thought. The present work comes from clinical studies of focal brain injuries that dissect unconscious cognition to reveal sub-surface lines of processing. The outcome is a process (microgenetic) theory of the mental state that differs markedly from mainstream (cognitive) psychology, but with the potential to clarify many features of thought and imagery, normal and exceptional. Creativity is not an isolated problem but touches many central issues in philosophical psychology.

Apa Handbook Of Personality And Social Psychology

Author: Mario Mikulincer
ISBN: 9781433816994
Size: 59.39 MB
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Summarises the current state of knowledge on major topics within the fields of personality and social psychology. Coverage is contemporary, from social cognition, to emotional experience, from religious beliefs to interpersonal relations. The chapters reflect a wide range of theoretical perspectives at different levels of analysis, including perspectives from disciplines outside of psychology.

Trust In Organizations

Author: Roderick M. Kramer
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780803957404
Size: 18.90 MB
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Trust plays a central role in organizational life. It facilitates exchanges among individuals, enhances cooperation and coordination, and contributes to more effective relationships. This volume brings together a cross-disciplinary group of contributors to present some of the latest, most exciting conceptual perspectives in the field and to demonstrate a variety of new methodological approaches to the study of trust. It includes discussions on: the psychological and social antecedents of trust; the effects of social and organizational structures on trust; and the broad effects of trust on organizational functioning.