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Intimate Relationships

Intimate Relationships

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August 2020 | 464 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Intimate Relationships provides students with a comprehensive understanding of the science behind relationships using a modern approach. Award-winning teacher and author Wind Goodfriend integrates coverage of family and friendship relationships in context with research methods, open science, theories, and romantic relationships so that readers can learn about all types of relationships and their interactions, including conflict and the dark side of relationships. The text supports today's students by frequently applying relationship theories to examples that can be found in popular culture, helping students see how psychology can apply to the world that surrounds them.

An Introduction to Relationship Science
Research Methods & Analysis
Attachment Theory
The Evolutionary Perspective
Interdependence Theory
Relationships Across Our Lifetime
Social Cognition
Communication & Conflict
Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence
Ending or Enduring Love


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The Instructor Resource Site supports your teaching by making it easy to create a rich learning environment for students with:
  • a password-protected site for complete and protected access to all text-specific instructor resources;  
  • test banks that provide a diverse range of ready-to-use options that save you time. You can also easily edit any question and/or insert your own personalized questions; and
  • editable, chapter-specific PowerPoint® slides that offer complete flexibility for creating a multimedia presentation for your course.
Key features
  • A conversational tone and inclusive language make the book highly accessible, approachable, and enjoyable for readers of all backgrounds.
  • Chapter-opening Big Questions identify what forthcoming content will address; Big Questions are answered in summaries at the conclusion of chapters.
  • Learning objectives list what students should be able to accomplish upon chapter completion; objectives are revisited at the conclusion of chapters alongside relevant key terms.
  • Relationships and Popular Culture sections tie chapter material to a TV show, movie, song, or book to help students see class topics in the everyday world around them.
  • Research Deep Dive sections examine a study in terms of research methods, statistical analysis, and conclusions to help students see the science within the study of intimate relationships.
  • Check Your Understanding multiple choice questions with accompanying answer keys throughout chapters help students see if they are retaining the material.
  • Application Activities and Critical Thinking Questions throughout chapters include class activities, essay prompts, and discussion questions that serve as a built-in way for instructors to incorporate discussions and assignments.
  • What's My Score? features prompt students to complete a self-report measure of a variable and check their results, making the material personally relevant.

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ISBN: 9781506386164