Aversive behaviors have greater influence on socialinteractions than is generally acknowledged, determining personalsatisfaction, interpersonal attraction, choice of partners, and thecourse of relationships. What motivates aversive behaviors? To whatextent do they obtain desired outcomes? In what ways are theyunnecessary and destructive? How do other people respond, emotionallyand behaviorally? These are just a few of the many interestingquestions addressed by the 16 respected researchers who contribute toAversive Interpersonal Behaviors. Nine chapters give thisheretofore neglected subject the attention it is due, probing a darkside of interpersonal relationships to understand both its destructiveand adaptive nature.