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Attraction and Interpersonal Relationships

  • Terri L. Orbuch
  • Susan Sprecher
Part of the Handbooks of Sociology and Social Research book series (HSSR)

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Interpersonal Relationship Romantic Relationship Relationship Quality Personal Relationship Attachment Style 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Terri L. Orbuch
    • 1
  • Susan Sprecher
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of SociologyOakland UniversityRochester
  2. 2.Department of Sociology and AnthropologyIllinois State UniversityNormal

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