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The science of compassionate love : theory, research, and applications

Author: Beverley Anne Fehr; Susan Sprecher; Lynn G Underwood
Publisher: Malden, MA ; Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell, Ü2009.
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Beverley Anne Fehr; Susan Sprecher; Lynn G Underwood
ISBN: 9781444303087 1444303082 9781444303070 1444303074
OCLC Number: 1039169353
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. - Print version record.
Description: Online Ressource (xv, 469 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Preface and Acknowledgments: Beverley Fehr (University ofWinnipeg), Susan Sprecher (Illinois State University), and LynnUnderwood (Hiram College).Part I: Definitions, Theory, and Measurement.1. Compassionate Love: A Framework for Research: Lynn G.Underwood (Hiram College).2. Compassionate Love: Conceptual, Measurement, and RelationalIssues: Beverley Fehr (University of Winnipeg) and Susan Sprecher(Illinois State University).3. Measuring Prosocial Behavior, Altruism, and CompassionateLove on US Television: Stacy L. Smith (University of SouthernCalifornia), Sandi W. Smith (Michigan State University), KatherineM. Pieper (University of Southern California), Edward Downs (PennState University), Jina H. Yoo (University of Missouri St. Louis),Becka Bowden (Michigan Bankers Association), Amber Ferris (KentState University), and Matthew C. Butler (Office of Health andHuman Services, State of Michigan).Part II: The Sociodemographics of Compassionate Love.4. Love and Caring in the United States: Trends and Correlatesof Empathy, Altruism, and Related Constructs: Tom W. Smith(University of Chicago).5. Compassionate Motivation and Compassionate Acts across theAdult Life Course: Evidence from US National Studies: Nadine F.Marks (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jieun Song (Universityof Wisconsin-Madison).Part III: Compassionate Love in Close Relationships.6. Empathy and Compassionate Love in Early Childhood:Development and Family Influence: Brenda L. Volling, Amy M. Kolak,and Denise E. Kennedy (all University of Michigan).7. Compassionate Love in Early Marriage: Lisa A. Neff(University of Toledo) and Benjamin R. Karney (University ofCalifornia, Los Angeles).Part IV: Compassionate Love for Non-Close Others.8. A Behavioral Systems Perspective on Compassionate Love: MarioMikulincer (Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya), Phillip R. Shaver(University of California, Davis), and Omri Gillath (University ofKansas).9. Compassionate Acts: Motivations for and Correlates ofVolunteerism among Older Adults: Allen M. Omoto (Claremont GraduateUniversity), Anna M. Malsch (Portland State University), and JorgeA. Barraza (Claremont Graduate University).10. Compassionate Love for Individuals in Other Social Groups:Salena Brody (Collin County Community College), Stephen C. Wright(Simon Fraser University), Arthur Aron (State University of NewYork at Stony Brook), and Tracy McLaughlin-Volpe (BostonCollege).Part V: Compassionate Love in Health Care and OtherCaregiving Contexts.11. Compassionate Family Caregiving in the Light and Shadow ofDeath: Linda J. Roberts, Meg Wise, and Lori L. DuBenske (allUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison).12. Compassionate Clinicians: Exemplary Care in HospitalSettings: David R. Graber (Medical University of South Carolina)and Maralynne D. Mitcham (College of Health Professions).13. Caregiving in Sociocultural Context: Norman D. Giesbrecht(University of Calgary).Part VI: Compassionate Love in an InterculturalContext.14. Testing Aspects of Compassionate Love in a Sample ofIndonesian Adolescents: Julie Vaughan, Nancy Eisenberg (bothArizona State University), Doran C. French (Illinois WesleyanUniversity), Urip Purwono (Universitas Padjadjaran), Telie A.Suryanti (associate consultant), and Sri Pidada (deceased).Part VII: Commentary.15. Compassionate Love: Concluding Reflections: Daniel Perlman(University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and RozzanaSanchez Aragon (National Autonomous University ofMexico).Index
Responsibility: edited by Beverley Fehr, Susan Sprecher, and Lynn G. Underwood.


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