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Support Adequacy in Marriage: Observing the Platinum Rule

Rebecca L. Brock and Erika Lawrence

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter identifies support adequacy—the extent to which there is a match between desired and received support—as the key factor in the association between support and marital outcomes. The ... More


The Effectiveness of Social Support Attempts in Intimate Relationships

Christine Rini and Christine Dunkel Schetter

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter focuses on social support effectiveness, which emphasizes the extent to which support attempts meet the needs of recipients in terms of their quantity and quality. They provide a ... More


“I Know What You Need Right Now”: Empathic Accuracy and Support Provision in Marriage

Lesley L. Verhofstadt, William Ickes, and Ann Buysse

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter investigates the hypothesis that a support provider’s level of empathic accuracy—that is, his or her ability to make accurate inferences about the support seeker’s thoughts and ... More


An Attachment Theoretical Perspective on Social Support Dynamics in Couples: Normative Processes and Individual Differences

Nancy L. Collins and Brooke C. Feeney

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes an attachment-based model of social support in couples, which emphasizes the interpersonal and transactional nature of support processes and focuses on the roles of both the ... More


Accurate Expression and Validating Responses: A Transactional Model for Understanding Individual and Relationship Distress

Alan E. Fruzzetti and John M. Worrall

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter presents a transactional model for understanding the linkages between individual and relationship distress within couple interactions, describing how specific patterns of ineffective ... More


Social Support After a Partner’s Traumatic Injury: Situational, Relationship, and Individual Difference Predictors

Natalya C. Maisel, Amy J. Rauer, Grant N. Marshall, and Benjamin R. Karney

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Intimate partners are a crucial source of support for survivors of traumatic injury, but partners may vary in the support they provide. When are partners most likely to provide support after a ... More


Social Networks and Marital Stability Among Black American and White American Couples

Edna Brown, Terri L. Orbuch, and Artie Maharaj

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the effects of social networks on marital stability among Black American and White American couples, using data from the Early Years of Marriage Project. The authors highlight ... More


Conclusions: Bringing the Field Together and Moving Forward

Joanne Davila and Kieran Sullivan

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter is designed to tie the pieces of the book together, both within and across sections. The goal is to situate the diverse sections of the book into a more coherent framework that helps ... More


Lesbian and Gay Couples

Lawrence A Kurdek

in Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Identities over the Lifespan: Psychological Perspectives

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195082319
eISBN:
9780199848577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195082319.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In an attempt to give accounts of lesbian and gay relationships, two chief research traditions are applied in this chapter and these are: atheoretical descriptions and comparisons of lesbian, gay, ... More


Alliance in Couple and Family Therapy

Myrna L. Friedlander, Valentín Escudero, Laurie Heatherington, and Gary M. Diamond

in Psychotherapy Relationships That Work: Evidence-Based Responsiveness

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199737208
eISBN:
9780199894635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737208.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Couple and family therapy (CFT) is challenging because multiple interacting working alliances develop simultaneously and are heavily influenced by preexisting family dynamics. An original ... More


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