This classic volume provides a solid foundation for thinking about creative ways in which our society can work to prevent or minimize destructive couple conflict and enhance couples' abilities to constructively handle their differences. A common thread throughout is that constructive conflict and negotiation are beneficial for relationships. The new introduction provides an overview of how this classic text is still relevant today.
Divided into four parts, this book:
*addresses the societal and bio-evolutionary underpinnings of couple conflict;
*presents the interpersonal roots of couple conflict and the consequences for individuals and couples;
*discusses what effects couple conflict have on children and how individual differences in children moderate these effects;
*outlines policies and programs that address couple conflict; and
* concludes with an essay that pulls these four themes together and points to new directions for research and program efforts.
This book serves as a supplement in graduate or advanced undergraduate courses on interpersonal relationships, couples and/or family and conflict, divorce, couples and/or family therapy taught in human development and family studies, clinical or counseling psychology, social work, sociology, and communications and it is also a helpful compendium for researchers and clinicians/counselors interested in couple conflict.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 286
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
"Scholars and practitioners alike agree that assessing how couples deal with conflict is the gold standard for evaluating couple well-being, and Couples in Conflict is the gold standard for research on the topic of conflict. The volume approaches its subject matter from diverse perspectives, all of which are foundational to a deep understanding of what conflict means for couples and families, and how interventions might be framed most effectively....The chapters are still informative, highly relevant, and compelling." - Harry Reis, University of Rochester, USA
"Couples in Conflict is proof positive that great things happen when outstanding scholars come together. ...The editors assembled a remarkable cast of authors to cover a broad range of topics. Although published more than a decade ago, Booth and colleagues' text is still a useful and relevant resource for researchers, teachers, and practitioners alike. Given the tremendous changes in contemporary coupling, a classic version of this text will help reignite the discussion of the ups and downs of relational conflict." - Brian Ogolsky, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA
"I have regularly used ... Couples in Conflict as a reference book. Despite being originally published in 2001, this edited volume is still relevant, timely, and thought-provoking. The book's contributors are leaders in the field and still represent a veritable "Who's Who?" of researchers in the broad area of couple conflict and aggression." - Mark A. Fine, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA