13. Regulating Incentives and Threats in Close Relationships

  1. Patricia Noller2 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas3
  1. Shelly L. Gable

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch13

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Gable, S. L. (2012) Regulating Incentives and Threats in Close Relationships, 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.ch13

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

Author Information

  1. 3822 Psychology East, Psychology Department, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9660, United States, USA

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:

  • regulating incentives, and threats in close relationships;
  • human beings, the need to form, maintain stable relationships;
  • relationships, being a source of distress, dysfunction;
  • close relationships, approach and avoidance motivation;
  • approach–avoidance distinction, achievement, power, affiliation;
  • Gable's Model of approach–avoidance relationship motivation;
  • approach and avoidance goals, and relationship outcomes;
  • Carver and Scheier's control-process model;
  • avoidance goals and negative emotions linking relationship outcomes

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Incentives and Threats in Relationships

  • Approach and Avoidance Motivation in Close Relationships

  • Linking Approach and Avoidance Goals to Relationship Outcomes

  • Mediating Processes Linking Goals to Outcomes

  • Summary and Future Directions

  • Concluding Comments

  • References