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Interpersonal Relationships and the Self-Concept

Editors: Mattingly, Brent A., McIntyre, Kevin P., Lewandowski, Jr., Gary W. (Eds.)

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  • Provides the first comprehensive examination of relationship-induced self-concept change
  • Examines the relationship-induced self-concept change process throughout the course of a relationship cycle, from initiation/attraction to functioning/maintenance to dissolution
  • Features chapters written by leading and acclaimed researchers in the field
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This volume provides an overview of the theoretical and empirical work on relationship-induced self-concept change that has occurred over the last 10-15 years. The chapters in this volume discuss the foundations of relationship self-change, how and when it occurs, how it influences relationship decisions and behavior, and how it informs and modifies subsequent knowledge structures, all examined over the course of the relationship cycle (i.e., initiation, maintenance, and dissolution). Additionally, this volume identifies novel applications and extensions of the relationship self-change literature, including applications to health and behavior, intergroup relations, and the workplace.

Among the topics discussed:

  • Self-disclosure in the acquaintance process
  • Commitment readiness
  • Bolstering attachment security through close relationships
  • Self-concept clarity and self-change
  • The role of social support in promoting self-development
  • Relationship dissolution and self-concept change
  • Intergroup and sociocultural factors of self-expansion
  • Self-concept change at work
  • Measurement of relationship-induced self-concept change

Interpersonal Relationships and the Self-Concept serves both as a comprehensive overview of the existing empirical research as well as a roadmap for future research on self-change, including a discussion of emerging theoretical frameworks. It will interest researchers focusing on romantic relationships, self and identity, and the intersection of self and relationships, spanning the disciplines of psychology, sociology, communication, and family studies.


About the authors

Brent A. Mattingly is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Ursinus College. His research focuses on the intersection of romantic relationships and the self. His recent work has centered on relationship-induced self-concept change and has explored how various forms of relational self-change are associated with relationship functioning.

Kevin P. McIntyre is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Trinity University. His lab primarily conducts research on relationship-induced self-concept change and its implications for relationship functioning. He is currently on the advisory editorial board of the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr. is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Monmouth University. His research focuses on the role of self in romantic relationships including such processes as: attraction, relationship initiation, relationship maintenance, infidelity, and break-up. His secondary area of research seeks to improve the pedagogy of teaching research methods and statistics.  

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Relationship-Induced Self-concept Change: Theoretical Perspectives and Methodological Approaches

    Pages 1-19

    Mattingly, Brent A. (et al.)

  • You Complete Me: Antecedents and Moderators of Relationship-Induced Self-concept Change

    Pages 21-36

    Slotter, Erica B. (et al.)

  • Influence of Self-disclosure in the Acquaintance Process on Changes in People’s Self-concept, How People Feel About Themselves, and How People Feel About Others

    Pages 37-51

    Sprecher, Susan

  • Commitment Readiness: Timing, the Self, and Close Relationships

    Pages 53-67

    Hadden, Benjamin W. (et al.)

  • Attachment Security Enhancement Model: Bolstering Attachment Security Through Close Relationships

    Pages 69-88

    Kumashiro, Madoka (et al.)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Interpersonal Relationships and the Self-Concept
Editors
  • Brent A. Mattingly
  • Kevin P. McIntyre
  • Gary W. Lewandowski, Jr.
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-43747-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-43747-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-43746-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 216
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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