Chapter 9. Personality, Relationships, and Health: a Dynamic transactional Perspective

  1. Margarete E. Vollrath3,4
  1. Franz J. Neyer1 and
  2. Judith Lehnart2

Published Online: 13 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch9

Handbook of Personality and Health

Handbook of Personality and Health

How to Cite

Neyer, F. J. and Lehnart, J. (2006) Personality, Relationships, and Health: a Dynamic transactional Perspective, in Handbook of Personality and Health (ed M. E. Vollrath), John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470713860.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Psychological Institute, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

  2. 4

    Division of Mental Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Vechta, Germany

  2. 2

    Humboldt University Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470021347

Online ISBN: 9780470713860

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Keywords:

  • hypertension problems;
  • health psychology;
  • personality-relationship transaction;
  • social support;
  • personality development

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • How can Personality and Relationships Affect Health?

  • Personality Development Across the Life Span

  • Social Relationships Across the Life Span

  • Personality-Relationship Transactions

  • Overall Effects on Mortality

  • Romantic Relationships

  • Marriage

  • Family and Kin Relationships

  • Friendship

  • Working Relationships

  • The Dark Side of Relationships

  • Conclusion

  • References