CONTENTS: Self-related Motives Influence Close Relationships Risk Regulation in Relationships: Self-Esteem and the If-then Contingencies of Interdependent Life Sandra L. Murray On the Role of Psychological Needs in Healthy Functioning: Integrating a Self-Determination Theory Perspective with Traditional Relationship Theories Jennifer La Guardia Self-Verification in Relationships as an Adaptive Process William B. Swann, Jr., Christine Chang-Schneider, & Sarah Angulo Narcissism and Interpersonal Self-Regulation W. Keith Campbell & Jeffrey D. Green Functions of the Self in Interpersonal Relationships: What Does the Self Actually Do? Mark R. Leary Reciprocal Influences of Self and Other, I: Self-Perception and Self-Regulation Self-Perception as Interpersonal Perception David A. Kenny & Tessa V. West Self-Regulation and Close Relationships Roy F. Baumeister & Tyler F. Stillman Evolutionary Perspectives Immediate-Return Societies: What Can They Tell Us About The Self and Social Relationships in Our Society? Leonard L. Martin & Steven Shirk Evolutionary Accounts of Individual Differences in Adult Attachment Orientations Jeffry A. Simpson, Lane Beckes, & Yanna J. Weisberg Reciprocal Influences, II: Close Relationships and Changing the Self How Close Others Construct and Reconstruct Who We Are and How We Feel About Ourselves Arthur Aron, Sarah Ketay, Suzanne Riela, and Elaine N. Aron The Relational Self in Transference: Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Consequences in Everyday Social Life Serena Chen & Susan M. Andersen Changes in Working Models of the Self in Relationships: A Clinical Perspective Joanne Davila & Melissa Ramsay Miller Time for some New Tools: Toward the Application of Learning Approaches to the Study of Interpersonal Cognition Mark W. Baldwin, Jodene R. Baccus, Stephane D. M. Dandeneau, & Maya Sakellaropoulo
Joanne V. Wood, University of Waterloo, Canada. Abraham Tesser, Institute for Behavioral Research, University of Georgia. John G. Holmes, University of Waterloo, Canada.
'Wood, Tesser, and Holmes have done a great job. The writing is clear throughout. The style and level of discourse is consistent. A great deal of theory and empirical work is reviewed and new insights also appear, often in welcome sections devoted to integration where theorists place their own views within the larger context of others' theories and research. The book will be easy to use as a teaching tool. It is theory driven and, as such, provides readers with the structure that they will need to recall the many empirical findings that are reviewed. In addition, many authors provide wonderful role models of how to step back from one's own perspectives and findings and place them in a larger context.' - Margaret S. Clark, Yale Universit, USA