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Title Handbook of closeness and intimacy / [edited by] Debra J. Mashek, Arthur P. Aron.
Imprint Mahwah, N.J. : L.E. Associates, Publishers, 2004.

Subject Intimacy (Psychology)
Alt Name Mashek, Debra J.
Aron, Arthur.
Description x, 454 pages ; 26 cm
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents What are closeness and intimacy? -- How can closeness and intimacy be measured? -- What are the general processes of closeness and intimacy? -- What individual differences play a role in closeness and intimacy? -- What situational factors play a role in closeness and intimacy? -- Is there a dark side to closeness and intimacy?
ISBN 0805842845 (case : alk. paper)
0805842853 (paperbound : alk. paper)
OCLC # 53814385
Table of Contents
1Introduction / Debra J. Mashek, Arthur P. Aron1
2A Prototype Model of Intimacy Interactions in Same-Sex Friendships / Beverley Fehr9
3Closeness as Including Other in the Self / Arthur P. Aron, Debra J. Mashek, Elaine N. Aron27
4Deep Intimate Connection: Self and Intimacy in Couple Relationships / Karen J. Prager, Linda J. Roberts43
5Intimacy as an Interpersonal Process: Current Status and Future Directions / Jean-Philippe Laurenceau, Luis M. Rivera, Amy R. Schaffer, Paula R. Pietromonaco61
6Measuring Closeness: The Relationship Closeness Inventory (RCI) Revisited / Ellen Berscheid, Mark Snyder, Allen M. Omoto81
7Thinking Close: Measuring Relational Closeness as Perceived Self-Other Inclusion / Christopher R. Agnew, Timothy J. Loving, Benjamin Le, Wind Goodfriend103
8A Practical Look at Intimacy: ENRICH Couple Typology / Edward F. Kouneski, David H. Olson117
9Interdependence, Closeness, and Relationships / Caryl E. Rusbult, Madoka Kumashiro, Michael K. Coolsen, Jeffrey L. Kirchner137
10An Attachment Theory Perspective on Closeness and Intimacy / Nancy L. Collins, Brooke C. Feeney163
11Sexual Passion, Intimacy, and Gender / Kathleen D. Vohs, Roy F. Baumeister189
12Perceived Partner Responsiveness as an Organizing Construct in the Study of Intimacy and Closeness / Harry T. Reis, Margaret S. Clark, John G. Homes201
13The Relational Self-Construal and Closeness / Susan E. Cross, Jonathan S. Gore229
14The Link Between the Pursuit of Intimacy Goals and Satisfaction in Close Relationships: An Examination of the Underlying Processes / Catherine A. Sanderson247
15The Impact of Adult Temperament on Closeness and Intimacy / Elaine N. Aron267
16Beyond the Individual: Concomitants of Closeness in the Social and Physical Environment / Ximena B. Arriaga, Wind Goodfriend, Andrew Lohmann287
17Loss of an Intimate Partner Through Death / Camille B. Wortman, Karin Wolff, George A. Bonanno305
18The Cultural Grounding of Closeness and Intimacy / Glenn Adams, Stephanie L. Anderson, Joseph K. Adonu321
19Desiring Less Closeness With Intimate Others / Debra J. Mashek, Michelle D. Sherman343
20Closeness as Intersubjectivity: Social Absorption and Social Individuation / William Ickes, Joanna Hutchison, Debra Mashek357
21Methods for Overcoming the Fear of Intimacy / Robert W. Firestone, Lisa Firestone375
22Avoidant Attachment: Exploration of an Oxymoron / Robin S. Edelstein, Phillip R. Shaver397
23Conclusion / Arthur P. Aron, Debra J. Mashek415
 Author Index429
 Subject Index445