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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

The Psychology of Relationships

ISBN 9780230249417
Publication Date October 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Insights in Psychology series

This introduction focuses on the key aspects of human relationships including their development, maintenance and breakdown. Ideal for students who want a more rounded and detailed text on this area, the author discusses the role of evolution, individual differences and the effects of relationships on mental and physical health.

JULIA WILLERTON is Associate Lecturer at the Open University, UK. She is a Senior Examiner for a major exam board and has co-authored successful AS-Level and A-Level textbooks.

The Evolutionary Basis of Human Relationships
Developing Relationships
Regulating Relationships
Individual Differences in Relationships
Effects of Relationships
Perspectives in Relationships
Research Methods in Relationships


"Willerton offers a clear and well written text that provides a good introduction to social relationships. The description of theory is particularly clear. I recommend it for those studying Psychology at A-level and as an introductory text for undergraduate students."
- David Sheffield, Reader in Biological and Health Psychology, Staffordshire University
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