Gelingen und Scheitern ehelicher Partnerschaft: Empirische Untersuchungen chronisch gestörter und zufriedenstellender Partnerbeziehungen

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Originally published in Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 1979, Vol 24(9), 723. Reviews the book, Gehngen und Scheitern ehehcher Partnerschaft: Empinsche Untersuchungen chronisch gestorter und zufriedenstellender Partnerbeziehungen by Dominik Prodohl (1979). An experimental group of 30 couples coming to the Institute of Mental Hygiene in Biel in 1972 for treatment of longer term marital difficulties was matched with a snowball sample of couples said to be experiencing a satisfying partner relationship. Findings are interpreted psychodynamically along with indications of partner perceptions, the role of intelligence and personality characteristics, and the influence of clinical-psychological dimensions. Excerpts from case reports and recommendations for couple therapy are provided. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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