Human Relationships | 3rd Edition
AUTHOR: Duck, Steve
PUBLISHER: SAGE Publications, Limited
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The Third Edition of this highly successful textbook provides a unique and comprehensive introduction to the study and understanding of human relationships. This thoroughly revised edition combines the most recent research from social and clinical psychology, sociology and communication studies with greater interdisciplinarity and emphasis on processes of everyday life. Fresh insights from family studies, developmental psychology, occupational and organizational psychology also combine to bring new perspectives to this thorough survey of the field.
This new edition revisits the themes of attraction, heterosexual and homosexual love, friendship and our experiences of shyness, jealousy and loneliness to explain how and why relationships are established, sustained and sometimes break down. New coverage includes the examination of daily processes such as gossip, profanity, chatting, routines of behaviour and the social and linguistic frameworks for understanding and expressing feelings. Innovatively, these are placed in the social and cultural contexts that help relationships make sense, while the integration of theory with an even greater emphasis on its practical application demonstrates how a sound understanding of social and interpersonal behaviour can expand our understanding of the workings of everyday relationships in daily life.
PUBLICATION DATE: 3/23/1998