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Expanding Horizons

Current Research on Interpersonal Acceptance

by Karen J. Ripoll-Nunez, Anna Laura Comunian, & Carrie M. Brown (editors)

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Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Pub date: 2012
Pages: 265
ISBN-10: 1612335713
ISBN-13: 9781612335711
Categories: PsychologyConference Proceedings & JournalsSocial Science


Expanding Horizons: Current Research on Interpersonal Acceptance offers readers an outstanding collection of papers that reflects current trends in research on interpersonal acceptance. Papers in this volume cover a variety of questions and topics with regard to issues of acceptance-rejection by significant figures in parent-child, sibling, peer, and adult intimate relationships. Also, several papers deal with the implications of interpersonal acceptance for the development and educational achievement of children, college students, as well as children with special needs. Lastly, an entire section of the book is devoted to methodological issues in the evaluation of interpersonal acceptance across cultures. The authors draw on the perspectives of different disciplines such as educational psychology, anthropology, sociology, developmental psychology, and family studies.

Research findings discussed in this collection of papers have important implications for professionals working in different contexts to strengthen family relationships, teacher and peer relationships in schools, and couple relationships. As such, the book constitutes a useful reference source for graduate students, academic researchers, clinicians, teachers, special educators, school counselors, and service agencies.

Scholars who contributed to this book come from different parts of the world, including the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.

About the Author

The International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection (ISIPAR) is a scientific and educational nonprofit corporation serving students, faculty, and practitioners world-wide. The Society’s goal is to support and encourage research and practice related to issues of parental, peer and sibling, intimate adult relationships, and acceptance-rejection in other attachment relationships throughout the lifespan. In addition to a biennial book series (of which this book is a part), the Society serves academic, research, applied, and clinical communities with an electronic newsletter showcasing articles on relevant topics, reviewing literature in the field, and making relevant announcements about the Society and about other issues pertinent to interpersonal acceptance and rejection.