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Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection

Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts

by Elias Kourkoutas and Fatos Erkman (editors)

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Publisher: BrownWalker Press
Pub date: 2011
Pages: 257
ISBN-10: 1599425696
ISBN-13: 9781599425696
Categories: SociologySocial ScienceConference Proceedings & Journals


Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection: Social, Emotional, and Educational Contexts draws on research to offer a global perspective on issues of fundamental importance to family functioning, childhood development, and adult intimate relationships, as well as to policy and practice for children, adolescents, couples, and families at risk. It draws on the perspectives of major social science disciplines such as clinical and educational psychology, anthropology, psychology, special education, and sociology, thus ensuring topics are discussed within broad theoretical frameworks. The authors cover a wide spectrum of questions and topics in relation to perceived acceptance and rejection by significant others. Chapters are set in the context of worldwide trends in the area of interpersonal acceptance-rejection. They considerably advance our knowledge of interpersonal acceptance-rejection theory and practice by tackling issues in major life contexts such as family, education, intimate relationships, and clinical-therapeutic practice.

The book presents these important issues within the context of up-to-date research on interpersonal relationships that helps strengthen family and couple relationships and enhance the quality of attachment relationships in families. As such, it constitutes a useful reference source for academic researchers, clinicians, teachers, special educators, school counsellors, psychologists, and service agencies.

Contributors to this edited book come from many 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 is a scientific and educational nonprofit corporation serving students, faculty, and practitioners worldwide. 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.