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Adult Development: Cognitive Aspects of Thriving Close Relationships

Jan D. Sinnott


We currently struggle to create satisfying intimate or close relationships, something we yearn for but often fail to achieve in our evolving world culture. With our changing concepts of and demands on close relationships, we need new ways to understand what facilitates satisfying close relationships. In this book, a new theory, called postformal thought, is presented, along with previously unpublished related studies and research approaches and the idea that complex cognition is useful for co-constructing satisfying intimate relationships. The personal relational aspects of relationships as we ... More

Keywords: intimate relationships, adult development, cognition, postformal thought, satisfaction, cultural factors, co-constructing relationships, applications, research

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199892815
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199892815.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan D. Sinnott, author
Towson University