I study close relationships among friends, intimates and family members. In so doing, I am interested in the development of relationships, how physical environments are used in relationships (e.g., homes), and the roles of social contexts (e.g., families) in interpersonal processes. This work is based on a transactional/contextual philosophical perspective that incorporates a dialectical approach to psychological phenomena.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Close Relationships
- Gender Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Social Cognition
- Altman, I. (1981) Culture and environment. Monterey, CA: Brooks Cole.
- Altman, I. (1975) Environment and social behavior.:Personal space, privacy, crowding and territory. Monterey, CA: Brooks Cole.
- Altman, I., & Churchman, A. (Eds.). (1994). Women and the environment: Human behavior and the environment: Advances in theory and research. Volume 13. New York: Plenum.
- Altman, I., & Ginat, J. (1996). Polygamous families in contemporary society. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Altman, I., & Taylor, D. A. (1973). Social penetration: The development of interpersonal relationships. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.
- Stokols, D., & Altman, I. (Eds.). (1987). Handbook of environmental psychology. Volume 1 and 2. New York: Wiley. [Reprinted by Krieger Publishing Company: Malabar, FL, 1991]
- Werner, C. M., Altman, I., & Brown, B. B. (1992). A transactional approach to interpersonal relations: Physical environment, social context, and temporal qualities. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 9, 297-323.
- Brown, B. B., Werner, C. M., & Altman, I. (1996). Choicepoints for dialecticians: A dialectical/ transactional perspective on close relationships. In L. Baxter & B. Montgomery (Eds.), Dialectical approaches to studying personal relationships. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
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