What Predicts Divorce?: The Relationship Between Marital Processes and Marital Outcomes

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Psychology Press, Mar 5, 2014 - Psychology - 544 pages
This book details years of research involving questionnaires and observations of married couples in pursuit of the determinants of both marital happiness and divorce. It will be of interest to family and clinical psychologists and methodologists.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
What Makes Some Marriages Magical and Some Miserable? Raising the Questions
28
Termans Question What Makes for Marital Happiness? the View from Observational Methods
38
Longitudinal Change in Marital Happiness Observing Physiology as Well as Marital Interaction
68
Marital Processes that Predict Dissolution
77
In What Sense are Regulated Couples Regulated?
118
Is Conflict Avoidance Dysfunctional?
128
Conflict Avoidance and the Behavior of the Listener Toward a Typology of Marriage
138
Replication And Extension
284
Physiology During Marital Interaction
307
Toward A Comprehensive Theory Of Marital Stability
330
EightYear Longitudinal Followup Study
382
Recommendations for a Stable Marriage
409
Epilogue
441
The Observational Coding Systems
443
References
475

There are Two Types of Conflict Engagers
158
A Balance Theory Of Marriage
181
There Are Two Types Of Nonregulated Couples
212
Male Withdrawal From Marital Conflict
237

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