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Behavior, the Brain, and the Social Psychology of Close Relationships

Arthur Aron

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter serves as a useful reminder of the multiple roles served by behavior in social psychological research. All too often, behavior is considered important only as a key dependent variable. ... More


The Relationship Context of Social Behavior

Harry T. Reis

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The author argues that the relationship context of behavior should be of central concern to social psychologist. He reviews findings from studies demonstrating how behavior varies as context varies. ... More


Mind–Behavior Relations in Attachment Theory and Research

Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Building on the pioneering work of Bowlby on attachment theory, social psychological researchers have broadened the original focus of the theory to include more of an emphasis on adult relationships. ... More


The Positive Side of Close Relationships

Shelly L. Gable and Courtney L. Gosnell

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

Research has unequivocally shown that close relationships are strongly linked to health and well-being. This chapter reviews work that has focused on processes that promote high-quality relationships ... More


The Atlas of Interpersonal Situations: A Theory-Driven Approach to Behavioral Signatures

John G. Holmes and Justin V. Cavallo

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Building on the cognitive-affective personality system (CAPS) framework offered by Mischel and Shoda (1995), the authors emphasize the importance of considering abstract properties of situations to ... More


Summing-Up

M. L. Gasparov

in A History of European Versification

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198158790
eISBN:
9780191673368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198158790.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, European Literature

The first chapter talked about the national versification systems in Europe as they exist in a close inter-relationship. The next chapter focused on the development of one or another verse form in ... More


Positive Relationship Science: A New Frontier for Positive Psychology?

Nathaniel M. Lambert, Frank D. Fincham, A. Marlea Gwinn, and Christine A. Ajayi

in Designing Positive Psychology: Taking Stock and Moving Forward

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195373585
eISBN:
9780199893263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373585.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter joins an ongoing effort to establish a positive relationship science (PRS). It has a twofold objective: firstly, to review research on positive constructs likely to facilitate ... More


Exceptional Outcomes: Using Narratives and Family Observations to Understand Resilience

Stuart T. Hauser, Joseph P. Allen, and Marc S. Schulz

in Adolescence and Beyond: Family Processes and Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199736546
eISBN:
9780199932443
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736546.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology / School Psychology

This chapter presents the results of a 14-year follow-up of a group of young adults who had been psychiatrically hospitalized in mid-adolescence. Inspired initially by the observation that some of ... More


Grounding Social Psychology in Behavior in Daily Life: The Case of Conflict and Distress in Couples

Niall Bolger, Gertraud Stadler, Christine Paprocki, and Anita DeLongis

in Then A Miracle Occurs: Focusing on Behavior in Social Psychological Theory and Research

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195377798
eISBN:
9780199864522
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377798.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In this chapter, the authors challenge the field to overcome its focus on internal states and behavioral precursors as a substitute for behavior, and offer instead a method for studying behavior in ... More


Benefits of Empathy-Induced Altruism

C. Daniel Batson

in Altruism in Humans

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780195341065
eISBN:
9780199894222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195341065.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Empathy-induced altruism offers a number of benefits. Most obvious are the benefits that accrue to individuals whose needs elicit empathic concern, but research suggests that empathy-induced ... More


The Features and Functions of Positive Emotions in Close Relationships

Julie Fitness and Vicki Williams

in Positive Psychology of Love

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199791064
eISBN:
9780199345199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791064.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The aim of this chapter is to provide a review of the features and functions of a number of positive emotions, including joy, interest, and love, and to elucidate their roles in close relationship ... More


Relationship Researchers Put the “Psycho” in Psychoneuroimmunology

Timothy J. Loving and Elizabeth Keneski

in Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936632
eISBN:
9780190223250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936632.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter provides a brief history of the field of psychoneuroimmunology, with a specific focus on the developments most relevant to close relationship research. The manner in which psychological ... More


Connecting Happiness to Relational Maintenance: Understanding the Importance of Fairness

Jennifer Marmo and Daniel J. Canary

in Positive Psychology of Love

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199791064
eISBN:
9780199345199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791064.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The purpose of this chapter is to show how the maintenance of close relationships dramatically affects people’s happiness. Relationships are critical to one’s happiness. Moreover, relational ... More


Positive Psychology of Love

M. Hojjat and Duncan Cramer (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199791064
eISBN:
9780199345199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791064.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This edited volume provides a clear and up-to-date summary of the most relevant research which suggests how we can have more fulfilling close and intimate relationships and how these relationships ... More


Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms

Christopher R. Agnew and Susan C. South

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936632
eISBN:
9780190223250
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936632.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book considers theoretical and empirical issues relevant to understanding the social and clinical psychological mechanisms linking close relationship processes with mental and physical health ... More


The Slow, Halting Appreciation of Close Relationships Research

John H. Harvey

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0028
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

John H. Harvey reflects on his most underappreciated work: his research on attribution in conflict and separation in close relationships. He first explains how he became involved with Harold Kelley, ... More


Family Relationships and Cortisol in Everyday Life

Richard B. Slatcher

in Interpersonal Relationships and Health: Social and Clinical Psychological Mechanisms

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199936632
eISBN:
9780190223250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199936632.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

A growing body of research shows that people’s family environments have potent effects on the body’s stress physiology. This chapter provides an overview of the links between family relationships in ... More


Positive Development in Latin American Emerging Adults

Alicia Facio, María Eugenia Prestofelippo, and María Cecilia Sireix

in Flourishing in Emerging Adulthood: Positive Development During the Third Decade of Life

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190260637
eISBN:
9780190672737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260637.003.0041
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents some empirical evidence on the strikingly high level of life satisfaction, happiness, and optimism that young people in Latin America enjoy, comparable to those of the United ... More


Some Good News

C. Daniel Batson

in A Scientific Search for Altruism: Do We Only Care About Ourselves?

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190651374
eISBN:
9780190651404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190651374.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Empathy-induced altruism provides benefits for (a) the person in need, (b) other similar people, and (c) the person feeling empathic concern. Specifically, there is evidence that it can produce the ... More


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