Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology: Theory, Research, Assessment, and Therapeutic Interventions
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Modern interpersonal psychology is now at a point where recent advances need to be organized so that researchers, practitioners, and students can understand what is new, different, and state-of-the art. This field-defining volume examines the history of interpersonal psychology and explores influential theories of normal-abnormal behaviors, widely-used assessment measures, recent methodological advances, and current interpersonal strategies for changing problematic behaviors. Featuring original contributions from field luminaries including Aaron Pincus, John Clarkin, David Buss, Louis Castonguay, and Theodore Millon, this cutting-edge volume will appeal to academicians, professionals, and students interested in the study of normal and abnormal interpersonal behavior.


Leonard M. Horowitz, Ph.D., is professor of psychology at Stanford University. With Hans Strupp and Michael Lambert, he directed an APA task force on creating a core battery of standardized tests for evaluating the outcome of psychotherapy, resulting in the book Measuring Patient Changes in Mood, Anxiety, and Personality Disorders: Toward a Core Battery (APA, 1997). His test, the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems, was published in 2000 by the Psychological Corporation, and his book, Interpersonal Foundations of Psychopathology in 2004. He was president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research from 1992 to 1993 and president of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research from 1999 to 2000.

Stephen Strack, Ph.D., is a staff psychologist at the VA Ambulatory Care Center in Los Angeles, CA, and holds faculty appointments at Alliant International University, Los Angeles, and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. He is the author or editor of nine books and test manuals, including Differentiating Normal and Abnormal Personality (2nd ed., 2006) and the Handbook of Personology and Psychopathology (2005). He has also published over 50 chapters and journal articles. An internationally-recognized expert in personality theory and assessment, he is on the editorial board of four scientific journals and is a Fellow of the APA and Society for Personality Assessment.


Foreword xi
Leslie C. Morey

Contributors xiii

1 Introduction 1
Stephen Strack, Leonard M. Horowitz

Part I Theoretical Perspectives 15

2 An Attachment-Theory Framework for Conceptualizing Interpersonal Behavior 17
Phillip R. Shaver, Mario Mikulincer

3 Relatedness and Self-Definition in Normal and Disrupted Personality Development 37
Sidney J. Blatt, Patrick Luyten

4 Origins and Applications of the Interpersonal Circumplex 57
Marc A. Fournier, D. S. Moskowitz, David C. Zuroff

5 Evolution, Life History Theory, and Personality 75
Jeffry A. Simpson, Vladas Griskevicius, John S. Kim

6 The Five-Factor Model, Five-Factor Theory, and Interpersonal Psychology 91
Paul T. Costa, Jr., Robert R. McCrae

Part II Basic Interpersonal Processes and Mechanisms 105

7 Interpersonal Motivation 107
Martin Grosse Holtforth, Andrea Thomas, Franz Caspar

8 Interpersonal Complementarity 123
Pamela Sadler, Nicole Ethier, Erik Woody

9 Empathic Accuracy and Inaccuracy 143
Kathryn H. Rollings, Ronen Cuperman, William Ickes

10 Person Perception, Dispositional Inferences, and Social Judgment 157
Daniel Leising, Peter Borkenau

11 The Role of Nonverbal Communication in Interpersonal Relations 171
Robert Gifford

Part III Personality and Interpersonal Interactions 191

12 Trust as Motivational Gatekeeper in Adult Romantic Relationships 193
Sandra L. Murray, John G. Holmes

13 An Attachment-Theory Perspective on Social Support in Close Relationships 209
Nancy L. Collins, M´aire B. Ford, Brooke C. Feeney

14 Conceptualizing Relationship Violence as a Dyadic Process 233
Kim Bartholomew, Rebecca J. Cobb

15 Differentiating the Dark Triad Within the Interpersonal Circumplex 249
Daniel N. Jones, Delroy L. Paulhus

16 Social Allergens 269
Brian P. O'Connor

17 Social Domains, Personality, and Interpersonal Functioning 281
Jonathan Hill, Paul A. Pilkonis, Julia Bear

Part IV Assessment of Interpersonal Characteristics 297

18 Circular Reasoning About Circular Assessment 299
Michael B. Gurtman

19 Circumplex Measures of Interpersonal Constructs 313
Kenneth D. Locke

20 Structural Analysis of Social Behavior (SASB): Studying the Nature of Nature 325
Lorna Smith Benjamin

21 Interview Measures of Interpersonal Functioning and Quality of Object Relations 343
Henning Schauenburg, Tilman Grande

Part V Psychopathology and Health 357

22 Interpersonal Diagnosis of Psychopathology 359
Aaron L. Pincus, Aidan G. C. Wright

23 Personality Disorders 383
John F. Clarkin, Kenneth N. Levy, William D. Ellison

24 Interpersonal Process and Trauma: An Interactional Model 405
Nicole R. Nugent, Ananda B. Amstadter, Karestan C. Koenen

25 Depressive Disorders and Interpersonal Processes 425
Chris G. Segrin

26 Interpersonal Processes in the Anxiety Disorders 449
Lynn E. Alden, Marci J. Regambal

27 An Interpersonal Perspective on Risk for Coronary Heart Disease 471
Timothy W. Smith, Jenny M. Cundiff

Part VI Interpersonal Therapeutic Interventions 491

28 Interpersonal Issues in Treating Children and Adolescents 493
Natalie M. Costa, Kristy E. Benoit, Thomas H. Ollendick

29 The Therapeutic Alliance: Research and Theory 509
Louis G. Castonguay, Michael J. Constantino, James F. Boswell, David R. Kraus

30 Interpersonal Interventions for Maintaining an Alliance 519
Catherine Eubanks-Carter, J. Christopher Muran, Jeremy D. Safran, Jeffrey A. Hayes

31 Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) 533
Meredith Gunlicks-Stoessel, Myrna M. Weissman

32 Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy 545
Hanna Levenson

33 Group Therapies 565
William E. Piper, John S. Ogrodniczuk

34 Summary and Concluding Remarks 579
Leonard M. Horowitz, Stephen Strack

Author Index 593

Subject Index 627


". . .[P]erhaps the greatest strength of the Handbook of Interpersonal Psychology is its sweeping scope. The editors deserve credit for 'nurturing the science and practice of interpersonal psychology in the 21st century' . . . . From theory to practice, from basic to applied research, the book documents the myriad ways in which interpersonal psychology is relevant to contemporary psychology as a whole." (PsycCritiques, February 15, 2012)