Intimate Relationships: Issues, Theories, and Research (3rd Edition) – eBook


  • Authors: Ralph Erber, Maureen Erber
  • File Size: 2 MB
  • Format: PDF
  • Length: 314 pages
  • Publisher: Psychology Press; 3rd edition
  • Publication Date: September 5, 2017
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B075D8XVTN
  • ISBN-10: 113824029X
  • ISBN-13: 9781138240292


Intimate Relationships, 3rd edition, PDF, covers both classic and current material in a brief yet thorough and rigorous manner. Chapters range from attraction to love, attachment to jealousy, sexuality to conflict—all written in a personal, warm and engaging voice. Topics are viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective firmly rooted in research. Examples and stories from daily life lead into each chapter to stimulate a student’s engagement with the material, and critical thinking prompts throughout the text aid his or her reflection on the theories and issues presented. Every chapter is organized around major relationship issues and related theories, together with a critical evaluation of the research. When suitable, the authors discuss and evaluate popular ideas about private relationships in the context of scientific research.

This 3rd Edition has been thoroughly updated and revised to include the latest findings and topics in relationship science, including the critical role of the Internet in today’s relationships. Students will reap benefits from a revised chapter on sexuality that shows present views on sexual orientation and sexual pathways, and also a forward-looking chapter on the evolution and diversity of relationships in the 21st century.To back student learning, the new edition includes flashcards, learning objectives, and outlines for each chapter. A companion website available at gives instructors with PowerPoint presentations and a testbank, and provides college students with flashcards of key terms along with learning outcomes and chapter outlines for each chapter.