By Sandra L. Murray,John G. Holmes
How can newlyweds think they are going to be jointly endlessly, whereas understanding that most of marriages lead to divorce? Why do those who desperately are looking to be enjoyed prove alienating those that love them? How can companions that appear like entire opposites turn out blissfully chuffed? This quantity explores such attention-grabbing questions. Murray and Holmes define how simple motivations to be secure from being harm and locate worth and which means keep watch over how humans think, imagine, and behave in shut relationships. also, the authors spotlight how those motivations infuse romantic existence via succinct and obtainable descriptions of state of the art empirical learn and bright evolving tales of 4 confronting diversified demanding situations of their courting. Integrating principles from the interdependence, targets, and embodiment literatures, this publication places a provocative new spin on seminal findings from 20 years of collaborative examine.
- provides a brand new, interdependence-based, standpoint on prompted cognition in shut relationships;
- advances a dyadic standpoint that explores how motivation shapes belief and cognition in ways in which bring about motivation-consistent behavior;
- examines how "goal-driven" cognition interprets a person’s needs, wants, and personal tastes into judgement and behaviour, and eventually, his or her romantic partner’s courting reality;
- offers a fresh argument that the last word results of encouraged cognition on delight and balance depend upon no matter if the motivations which most often consultant conception and cognition fit the truth constraints imposed via the perceiver, the companion, and the features of the relationship.
This ebook is vital for social and character psychologists and also will be worthwhile to scientific psychologists and clinicians who paintings without delay with to impact extra satisfied and good relationships. complex undergraduate and graduate scholars will locate it a hugely attractive compendium for realizing how motivation shapes have an effect on, cognition, and behaviour in shut relationships.