Scientific Books & Publications

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Books for Practitioners & Researchers

  • The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

    The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (edited by Pat Noller  & Gery C. Karantzas) is an authoritative text from leading experts that link research, policy, and practice together to reflect the most current knowledge of contemporary relationships.

    Offers interesting new perspectives on a range of relationship issues facing twenty-first century Western society.

    Helps those who work with couples and families facing with relationship issues.

    Includes practical suggestions for dealing with relationship problems.

    Explores diverse issues, including family structure versus functioning; attachment theory; divorce and family breakdown; communication and conflict; self regulation, partner regulation, and behavior change; care-giving and parenting; relationship education; and therapy and policy implications

    “Perhaps as never before, models of couples and families are changing dramatically in the 21st century. This remarkable and timely collection brings it all together, from description of societal trends to psychological studies of communication, affect, and cognition to implications for health, intervention, and policy. Noller and Karantzas have assembled an outstanding, up-to-date collection of theoretically grounded, empirically rich chapters. This volume is likely to end up one of the most well-worn books on your desk.”
    -Harry Reis, Ph.D., University of Rochester

  • Adult Attachment: A Concise Introduction into Theory and Research

    Adult Attachment: A Concise Introduction to Theory and Research (by Omri Gillath, Gery C. Karantzas, & R. Chris Fraley) is an easy-to-read and highly accessible reference on attachment that deals with many of the key concepts and topics studied within attachment theory. Taking a Q & A approach, this a book geared towards researchers and therapists who want a quick and comprehensive guide on all there is to know about adult attachment.

    This very interesting, highly engaging book asks and then systematically answers the most important questions that many people have about attachment and close relationships, including their own. It provides a wonderful introduction to this important and vibrant theory and body of scientific findings. It should be on the shelf of anyone who is interested in the science of relationships.”
    —Jeffry A. Simpson, Ph.D., University of Minnesota

Relationships & Stress - Special Issue -- A One Stop Shop for Practitioners & Researchers

  • Current Opinion in Psychology, 13 - Relationships and Stress

    Current Opinion in Psychology, 13 – Relationships and Stress (Special Issue; ​Edited by Gery C. Karantzas, Jeffry A. Simpson, Marita P. McCabe)

    The Current Opinion journals were developed out of the recognition that it is increasingly difficult for specialists to keep up to date with the expanding volume of information published in their subject. In Current Opinion in Psychology, we help the reader by providing in a systematic manner:

    The views of experts on current advances in psychology in a clear and readable form.

    Evaluations of the most interesting papers, annotated by experts, from the great wealth of original publications.

    This special issue on relationships and stress “…showcases a number of excellent papers that: (a) provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art reviews of each subarea within the field of stress and relationships, and/or (b) offer new, thought-provoking theoretical models that synthesize key concepts and ideas linking stress, relationship functioning and processes, and various indicators of well-being. The papers in the special issue are essential reading for both clinicians as well as theoretical researchers in the field of relationships. ..They highlight the importance of ensuring that there is a strong theoretical base to interventions to resolve relationship problems stemming from internal and external stressors. A major strength of the papers is that they provide this theoretical understanding of how and why particular stressors impact on relationships.” (Karantzas, Simpson, & McCabe, 2017, p. v).

Book Chapters

  • Karantzas, G.C. (2012). Family caregiving: perspectives of adult children and older parents. In P. Noller & G.C. Karantzas (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell handbook of couples and family relationships (pp.82-96). New York: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Karantzas, G.C., McCabe, M.P., & Cole, S.F. (2012). Chronic illness and relationships. In P. Noller & G.C. Karantzas (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell handbook of couples and family relationships (pp.406-420). New York: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Karantzas, G.C., & Noller, P. (2012). Common themes in couple and family relationship research and practice. In P. Noller & G.C. Karantzas (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell handbook of couples and family relationships (pp. 469-480). New York: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Noller, P., & Karantzas, G.C. (2012). Linking research, therapy and practice to couple and family relationships: An introduction. In P. Noller & G.C. Karantzas (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell handbook of couples and family relationships (pp.1-8). New York: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Sturmey, R.I., Noller, P., & Karantzas, G.C. (2012). A common factors perspective of relationship counseling. In P. Noller & G.C. Karantzas (Eds.), Wiley-Blackwell handbook of couples and family relationships (pp.305-319). New York: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Karantzas, G.C. (2013). Attraction and intimacy. In D. Myers, Social psychology, 10th ed (pp. 390-439). Melbourne: McGraw-Hill.
  • Gillath, O., & Karantzas, G.C. (2015). Formation of attachment bonds: Using management of social networks to understand attachment. In C. Hazan & V. Zayas, Eds., Bases of adult attachment: From brain to mind to behaviour (pp.131-156). New York: Springer
  • Gillath, O., & Karantzas, G.C. (2015), Attachment security and prosocial behavior. In D. Carroll, A. Patrick, & G. Kenwick, Eds., Handbook of personal security (pp.159-171). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Karantzas, G.C., & Simpson, J.A. (2015). Attachment and aged care. In J.A. Simpson & W.S. Rholes, Eds., Attachment theory and research: New directions and emerging themes (319-345). New York: Guilford Press.
  • Karantzas, G.C. (2017). Couple Caregiving. In J. Fitzgerald (Ed.), Foundations for couples’ therapy: Research for the real world (pp.31-39). Oxford: Routledge.


  • Karantzas, G.C., & Noller, P. (2009). Positive pathways for couples and families: Meeting existing and emerging challenges of relationships. Dialogue, 28, 82-87.
  • Karantzas, G.C., Evans, L., & Foddy, M. (2010). The role of attachment in current and future parent caregiving. Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Science, 65B, 573-580.
  • Karantzas, G.C., Feeney, J.A., & Wilkinson, R.B. (2010). Does less mean more? A confirmatory factor analytic study of the Attachment Style Questionnaire and the Attachment Style Questionnaire – Short Form. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27, 749-780.
  • Renzaho, A.M.N., & Karantzas, G. (2010). Effects of parental perception of neighbourhood deprivation and family environment characteristics on pro-social behaviours among 4-to-12 year old children. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34, 405-411.
  • Karantzas, G.C., & Cole, S.F. (2011). Arthritis and support seeking tendencies: The role of attachment.​ Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 30, 404-440.
  • Thomas, A., Allen, F., Philips, J., & Karantzas, G.C. (2011). Gaming machine addiction: The role of avoidance, social support and accessibility. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 25, 738-744.
  • Karantzas, G.C., Feeney, J.A., Goncalves, C.V., & McCabe, M.P. (2014). Towards an integrative attachment-based model of relationship functioning. British Journal of Psychology, 105, 413-434.
  • Karantzas, G.C., Karantzas, K.M., McCabe, M.P., Campbell, H., Pizzirani, B., & Mullins, E.R. (2016). Attachment orientation and sexual coercion: A systematic review. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1053-1068.
  • Connaughton, C., McCabe, M.P., & Karantzas, G.C. (2016). Conceptualization of the Sexual Response Models in Men: Are there differences between sexually functional and dysfunctional men? Journal of Sexual Medicine, 13, 453-463
  • Feeney, J.A., & Karantzas, G.C. (2017). Couple conflict: insights from an attachment perspective. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 60-64.
  • Karantzas, G.C. & Gillath, O. (2017). Stress and wellbeing during chronic illness and partner death in later-life: The role of social support. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, 75-80.
  • Karantzas, G.C., McCabe, M.P., & Simpson, J.A. (2017). Introduction to relationships and stress. Current Opinion in Psychology, 13, iv-vi.
  • Gillath, O., Karantzas, G.C., & Selcuk, E. (2017). A net of friends: Investigating friendship by integrating attachment theory and Social Network Analysis. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Online First, 1-20.