I dedicate this article to those visionary scholars who laid the groundwork for including personal relationships as essential subject matter for the behavioral sciences. I wish to thank several individuals who commented on one or more drafts of this manuscript: the members of the Rochester Relationships Lab (Peter Caprariello, Cheryl Carmichael, Mike Maniaci, Shannon Smith, and Fen-Fang Tsai), Rebecca Adams, Art Aron, John Holmes, Mario Mikulincer, and Sue Sprecher. Their comments have been invaluable in helping me clarify my positions, though they should be held blameless for the ambiguities and contradictions that remain. I am especially grateful to Ellen Berscheid for the inspiration of her steadfast insistence, despite considerable obstacles, that relationships were simply too important for understanding human behavior to be ignored, for providing the metaphor and ideas that led to this paper, and for her personal encouragement of my life’s work.
Steps toward the ripening of relationship science
Article first published online: 19 APR 2007
Volume 14, Issue 1, pages 1–23, March 2007
How to Cite
REIS, H. T. (2007), Steps toward the ripening of relationship science. Personal Relationships, 14: 1–23. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6811.2006.00139.x
- Issue published online: 19 APR 2007
- Article first published online: 19 APR 2007
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