Introduction

  1. Patricia Noller1 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas2
  1. Patricia Noller1 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas2

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Noller, P. and Karantzas, G. C. (2012) Introduction, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch

Editor Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 2

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • positive pathways, strengthening relationships of couples and families;
  • linking research, policy, and practice, helping families meet challenges;
  • thinking and promoting couple relationships and families, a “public good”;
  • three key themes, emerging from workshops;
  • relationships in the 21st century, coming in all forms;
  • pressures faced by modern-day couples;
  • de facto and cohabiting couples living together;
  • homosexual couples;
  • communication and conflict processes, couples and families;
  • challenges facing contemporary couples and families

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Part I: Trends in Couple and Family Relationships

  • Part II: Families across the Lifespan

  • Part III: Communication and Conflict Processes in Couples and Families

  • Part IV: Individual Differences Perspectives on Intimacy, Love, and Caregiving

  • Part V: Cognitive and Affective Processes in Couple Relationships

  • Part VI: Education and Intervention in Couple and Family Relationships

  • Part VII: Interpersonal Processes, Families, and Mental Health

  • Part VIII: Implications for Policy