Ralph Erber, Maureen Erber
Psychology Press; 3rd edition
Intimate Relationships; 3rd edition; PDF; covers both classic and current material in a brief yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love; attachment to jealousy; sexuality to conflict—all written in a personal; warm and engaging voice. Topics are viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective firmly rooted in research. Examples and stories from daily life lead into each chapter to stimulate a student’s engagement with the material; and critical thinking prompts throughout the text aid his or her reflection on the theories and issues presented. Every chapter is organized around major relationship issues and related theories; together with a critical evaluation of the research. When suitable; the authors discuss and evaluate popular ideas about private relationships in the context of scientific research.
This 3rd Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest findings and topics in relationship science; including the critical role of the Internet in today’s relationships. Students will reap benefits from a revised chapter on sexuality that shows present views on sexual orientation and sexual pathways; and also a forward-looking chapter on the evolution and diversity of relationships in the 21st century.To back student learning; the new edition includes flashcards; learning objectives; and outlines for each chapter. A companion website available at www.routledge.com/cw/erber gives instructors with PowerPoint presentations and a testbank; and provides college students with flashcards of key terms along with learning outcomes and chapter outlines for each chapter.
‘Once again; Erber and Erber have produced a comprehensive and readable textbook that covers the field of relationship science; including classic studies and the latest research. If you are looking for an ebook that engages while it enlightens; you have found it.’ ― Christopher R. Agnew; Purdue University
‘Erber and Erber have updated their excellent textbook; which is well-written and based on classic and the most up-to-date research from the science of relationships. Every chapter covers an important topic about close relationships and is covered from an interdisciplinary perspective. The engaging ebook and ancillary material make it an ideal textbook for an undergraduate course on personal relationships.’ ― Susan Sprecher; Illinois State University
‘This new; substantially revised 3rd edition delivers fascinating content; including a comprehensive range of concepts and theories that form the foundation of relationship science. It is a treasure trove of classic and contemporary examples that perfectly and elegantly illustrate the course concepts. There is a lightheartedness to the writing that is earnest and engaging ― college students will find this a fun ebook to read!’ ― Leah Bryant; DePaul University
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