Aversive Interpersonal Behaviors

  • Robin M. Kowalski

Part of the The Springer Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Robin M. Kowalski
    Pages 1-9
  3. Rowland S. Miller
    Pages 11-29
  4. Kristin L. Sommer, Roy F. Baumeister
    Pages 31-55
  5. Robin M. Kowalski, Janet R. Erickson
    Pages 91-110
  6. Mark R. Leary, Richard Bednarski, Dudley Hammon, Timothy Duncan
    Pages 111-131
  7. Kipling D. Williams
    Pages 133-170
  8. Deborah R. Richardson, Laura R. Green
    Pages 171-188
  9. Michael R. Cunningham, Anita P. Barbee, Perri B. Druen
    Pages 189-214
  10. Robin M. Kowalski
    Pages 215-233
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-245

About this book


Aversive behaviors have greater influence on social interactions than is generally acknowledged, determining personal satisfaction, interpersonal attraction, choice of partners, and the course of relationships. What motivates aversive behaviors? To what extent do they obtain desired outcomes? In what ways are they unnecessary and destructive? How do other people respond, emotionally and behaviorally? These are just a few of the many interesting questions addressed by the 16 respected researchers who contribute to Aversive Interpersonal Behaviors. Nine chapters give this heretofore neglected subject the attention it is due, probing a dark side of interpersonal relationships to understand both its destructive and adaptive nature.


aggression attention emotion interaction

Editors and affiliations

  • Robin M. Kowalski
    • 1
  1. 1.Western Carolina UniversityCullowheeUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4757-9356-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-9354-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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