Psychology of Interpersonal Perception and Relationships


Andrea Rennolds (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: FAM000000

Romantic relationships play a crucial role in individuals’ lives, for better and for worse. All romantic relationships encounter their share of challenges that can influence relationship satisfaction from one day to the next. This book provides topics on the psychology of relationships and interpersonal perception.

Some of the topics included are the science of improving relationships; the effect of attractiveness and a good sense of humor in relationships; perceptions of reproductive potential and personality traits; and an evolutionary perspective on characteristics of physical attractiveness in humans.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1 – The Science of Improving Relationships (pp. 1-36)
Gary W. Lewandowski Jr., Veronica Ozog and Emma Higgins (Monmouth University and Immaculata University)

Chapter 2 – Face-ism and Body-ism in Social Network Profile Pictures: Perceptions of Reproductive Potential and Personality Traits (pp. 37-70)
Maria Elizabeth Grabe, Elizabeth Kwon and Matthew Kobach (The Media School, Indiana University, Bloomington)

Chapter 3 – Exploring the Relationship Between Attractiveness and a Good Sense of Humour (pp. 71-94)
Mary Louise Cowan and Anthony C. Little (University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland)

Chapter 4 – Effect of the Experimental Manipulation of Status-Revealing Contextual Cues on Male Attractiveness (pp. 95-114)
Michael J. Dunn (Cardiff Metropolitan University, Department of Applied Psychology, School of Health Sciences)

Chapter 5 – An Evolutionary Perspective on Characteristics of Physical Attractiveness in Humans (pp. 115-156)
Steven Arnocky, Brian M. Bird and Carin Perilloux (Department of Psychology, Nipissing University, and others)

Chapter 6 – Straight to the Heart: Romantic Relationships, Attachment, and the Management of Cardiac Disease (pp. 157-174)
Paul S. Greenman, Vanessa Tassé and Heather Tulloch (Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Québec, Canada, and others)


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