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A good resource to contribute to and complement lecture material. Boxes which prompt discussion and personal reflection make this a very student-friendly text and the content is engaging and clear.
Very interesting how it makes your rethink all you know about interpersonal relationships.
Locates thinking about relationships in a wide and relevant context.
An exceptional book for those interested in moving beyond mainstream accounts of relationships. Duck is taking a truly relational view by focussing on the role of language, broader systems of meaning, and lived experience. Would recommend this to all relationships researchers. Also written in a clear, accessible style.
Comprehensive on human relationship topics.
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The course is an introductory course for university, and the current text puts a little more emphasis on field experiences than on theory. This text is more focused on theory, and we felt it would be a more difficult text to work with at this level and for our purposes.
Very interesting perspective from a highly respected expert in this field. Probably too advanced to adopt as a core text within my undergraduate courses but it will form the basis of tutorial discussion groups.
This text appears more useful for graduate level students in family studies or interpersonal relationships than my undergraduates.
A well written und very student-friendly book, covering important aspects of interracial communication and its many pitfalls. The author and student reflections used throughout the whole book are a useful and welcome chance for self-reflection.
Since it's main concern lies with developments in the United States some of the content is not as useful when teaching in other parts of the world. Nevertheless a good read and well worth a recommendation for interested students.
Layout should be improved. This form ist not student-friendly. Most students are interesseted in modern textbook that are more colourful etc.
This is an incredibly usefull and inovative view of Relationships. Duck has re-adressed the fundamental developmental aspects of relationships within a psychological perspective. It relates clearly to Humanistic priciples and Sociology in the modern world. There are numerous parts of this book that directly connect to the reality of Counselling today. A valued read for trainees and experinced professionals alike.
The book contains some very interesting analysis with thought provoking ideas. It will be useful across modules not just the current one the students are studying. It examines the complexities of relationships in changing and challenging times and enables students to critique everyday life connecting theory and practice.
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