Science of Relationships Book

If you could ask any question about relationships, marriage, family, or parenting, what would you ask?

The Science of Relationships, answers 40 of the most common questions people have about dating, marriage and family. The key difference between this book and the other relationship books on the market is that all of our contributors are relationship scientists and teachers at colleges/universities who are true experts on relationships. We take that expertise, add in a little research, and present things in an easy to read format on your Kindle (or other device of choice).  


Example Questions:

  • What makes someone hot, and others not?

  • What’s the best way to meet someone?

  • Should I live with my partner before we get married?

  • Why do people cheat in relationships?

  • Is there a best way to discipline my kids? 

Published in 2020

This volume provides an overview of the theoretical and empirical work on relationship-induced self-concept change that has occurred over the last 10-15 years. The chapters in this volume discuss the foundations of relationship self-change, how and when it occurs, how it influences relationship decisions and behavior, and how it informs and modifies subsequent knowledge structures, all examined over the course of the relationship cycle (i.e., initiation, maintenance, and dissolution). Additionally, this volume identifies novel applications and extensions of the relationship self-change literature, including applications to health and behavior, intergroup relations, and the workplace. 

Among the topics discussed:

  • Self-disclosure in the acquaintance process

  • Commitment readiness

  • Bolstering attachment security through close relationships

  • Self-concept clarity and self-change

  • The role of social support in promoting self-development

  • Relationship dissolution and self-concept change

  • Intergroup and sociocultural factors of self-expansion

  • Self-concept change at work

  • Measurement of relationship-induced self-concept change


Interpersonal Relationships and the Self-Concept serves both as a comprehensive overview of the existing empirical research as well as a roadmap for future research on self-change, including a discussion of emerging theoretical frameworks. It will interest researchers focusing on romantic relationships, self and identity, and the intersection of self and relationships, spanning the disciplines of psychology, sociology, communication, and family studies.


Gary W. Lewandowski Jr. Ph.D.


Department of Psychology

Monmouth University

West Long Branch, NJ 07764

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