Attributions, Accounts, and Close Relationships
This work documents attributional and account approaches to the study of close relationships. The volume, which includes theoretical and empirical ... Show synopsis This work documents attributional and account approaches to the study of close relationships. The volume, which includes theoretical and empirical work, examines both distressed and non-distressed types of relationships such as nonmarital-romantic, marital and familial, as well as those between patients and medical professionals, and others. Among the issues discussed are also communication problems in marriage and their relationship with casual attributions; marital violence and its relationship with early learning experience; ego-defensive attribution and excuse-making in couples and with respect to medical problems; and attributions about transitions in relationships. Commentaries by a number of academics who have written extensively about attributional and narrative processes conclude the volume. This monograph on social psychology, differential psychology and personality research is intended for social psychologists, family studies scholars and sociologists.