George Levinger

Department of Psychology
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, Massachusetts 01003

POSITION: 1992-present: Professor of Psychology, Emeritus

INTERESTS: Close relationships, conflict, group behavior

Levinger, G. (1959). The Development of Perceptopns and Behavior in Newly Formed Social Power Relationships.  In Studies in Social Power, 83-89.

Levinger, G. (1964). Task and social behavior in marriage. Sociometry, 27, 433-448.

Wolkon, G. H. and Levinger, G. (1965). Birth Order and Need for Achievement.  In Psychological Reports, 1965, 16, 73-74.

Levinger, G. (1965). Marital cohesiveness and dissolution: An integrative review. Journal of Marriage and the Family, 27, 19-28.

Levinger, G., & Breedlove, J. (1966). Interpersonal attraction and agreement. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 3, 367-372.

Levinger, G. (1966). Sources of marital dissatisfaction among applicants for divorce. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 36, 803-807.

Levinger, G., & Senn, D. J. (1967). Disclosure of feelings in marriage. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 13, 237-249.

Levinger, G., Senn, D. J., & Jorgensen, B. W. (1970). Progress toward permanence in courtship: A test of the Kerckhoff-Davis hypotheses. Sociometry, 33, 427-443.

Levinger, G., & Snoek, J. D. (1972). Attraction in relationship: A new look at interpersonal attraction. Morristown, N. J.: General Learning Press. (Copyright to authors in  1978.)

Levinger, G. (1974). A three-level approach to attraction: Toward an understanding of pair relatedness. In T. L. Huston (Ed.), Foundations of interpersonal attraction. New  York: Academic Press.

Huesmann, L. R., & Levinger, G. (1976). Incremental exchange theory: A formal model for progression in dyadic social interaction. In L. Berkowitz and E. Walster (Eds.),  Advances in experimental social psychology, Vol. 9. New York: Academic Press.

Levinger, G. (1976). A social psychological perspective on marital dissolution. Journal of Social Issues, 32 (1), 21-47.

Levinger, G., & Raush, H. L. (1977) (Eds.), Close relationships: Perspectives on the meaning of intimacy. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press.

Huston, T. L., & Levinger, G. (1978). Interpersonal attraction and relationships. In M. R. Rosenzweig and L. W. Porter (Eds.), Annual Review of Psychology, Vol. 29.

Levinger, G., & Moles, O. C. (1979) (Eds.), Divorce and separation: Context, causes and consequences. New York: Basic Books.

Levinger, G. (1979). Marital cohesiveness at the brink: The fate of applications for divorce. In G. Levinger and O. C. Moles (Eds.), Divorce and separation. New York: Basic  Books.

Rands, M., & Levinger, G. (1979). Implicit theories of relationship: An intergenerational study. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 37, 645-661.

Levinger, G. (1979). A social exchange perspective on the termination of relationships. In R. L. Burgess and T. L. Huston (Eds.), Social exchange in developing relationships.  New York: Academic Press.

Levinger, G. (1980). Toward the analysis of close relationships. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 16, 510-544.

Rands, M., Levinger, G., & Mellinger, G. D. (1981). Patterns of conflict resolution and marital satisfaction. Journal of Family Issues, 2, 297- 321.

Kelley, H. H., Berscheid, E., Christensen, A., Harvey, J., Huston, T., Levinger, G., McClintock, E., Peplau, L. A., & Peterson, D. (1983). Close relationships. San Francisco:  Freeman.

Levinger, G. (1983). Development and change. Chapter 8 in H. H. Kelley, et al., Close relationships. San Francisco: Freeman, 1983.

Levinger, G., & Rands, M. (1985). Compatibility in marriage and other close relationships. In W. Ickes (Ed.), Compatible and incompatible relationships. New York: Springer- Verlag.

Levinger, G., & Huston, T. L. (1990). The social psychology of marriage. In F. Fincham & T. Bradbury (Eds.), The psychology of marriage (pp. 19-58). New York: Guilford.

Borden, V. M. H., & Levinger, G. (1991). Interpersonal transformations in intimate relationships. In W. Jones & D. Perlman (Eds.), Advances in personal relationships (Vol. 2,  pp. 35-56). London: J. Kingsley.

Levinger, G. (1991). Commitment vs. cohesiveness: Two complementary perspectives. In W. Jones & D. Perlman (Eds.), Advances in personal relationships (Vol. 3, pp. 145-150).  London: J. Kingsley.

Levinger, G. (1992). Close relationship loss as a set of inkblots. In T. L. Orbuch (Ed.), Close relationship loss (pp. 213-221). New York: Springer Verlag.

Holmes, J. G., & Levinger, G. (1994). Paradoxical effects of closeness in relationships on perceptions of justice: An interdependence-theory perspective. In M. J. Lerner & G.  Mikula (Eds.), Entitlement and the affectional bond (pp. 149-173). New York: Plenum.

Levinger, G. (1994). Figure versus ground: Micro and macro perspectives on the social psychology of personal relationships. In R. Erber & R. Gilmour (Eds.), Theoretical frameworks for personal relationships (pp. 1-28). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Levinger, G., & Rubin, J. Z. (1994). Bridges and barriers to a more general theory of conflict. Negotiation Journal, 10, 201-215.

Levinger, G. (1999). Duty toward whom? Reconsidering attractions and barriers as determinants of commitment in a relationship. In W. H. Jones & J. M. Adams (Eds.), Handbook of  interpersonal commitment and relationship stability. New York: Plenum.

Levinger, G. and Levinger, A. C. (2003). Winds of time and place: How context has affected a 50-year marriage.  In Personal Relationships, 10, 285-306.

Levinger, G. (2005).  Five Obstacles Facing Military Ethics.  In Peace and Conflict: The Journal of Peace Psychology, 11(1), 41-46