Relationship Pathways: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood

Relationship Pathways: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood

By: Brett P. Laursen (editor), W. Andrew Collins (editor)Paperback

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Research on adolescent relationships has rapidly expanded during the past decade. Keeping apace with research advances is a difficult challenge. Harder still is integrating the literature into a coherent whole. This volume is designed to guide the reader through the research on close relationships before, during, and after adolescence. We are fortunate that some of the world's foremost experts on adolescent relationships agreed to summarize what is known in their respective fields of expertise. The volume begins with a section on developmental pathways and processes. This section defines relationships processes and describes individual and contextual factors that influence them. The next section is devoted to family relationships. Separate chapters are devoted to sibling relationships and parent-child relationships during the transition into adolescence and during the transition into young adulthood. The final two sections concern peer relationships.

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Brett Laursen is Professor of Psychology and Director of Graduate Training at Florida Atlantic University. His research focuses on parent-child and peer relationships during childhood and adolescence, and the influence of these relationships on individual social and academic adjustment. Dr. Laursen is a Docent Professor of Social Developmental Psychology at the University of Jyvaskyla, Finland. He is currently the Methods and Measures Editor at the International Journal of Behavioral Development. Dr. Laursen is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (Division 7, Developmental) and a Fellow and Charter Member of the Association for Psychological Science. In 2008, he received an honorary doctorate from Orebro University, Sweden. Dr. Laursen has edited or co-edited several books and monographs, the most recent being the Handbook of Developmental Research Methods. W. Andrew Collins is Morse-Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Child Development and Psychology at the University of Minnesota. A graduate of Stanford University, Dr. Collins conducts research on parent and peer relationships and influences during adolescence and young adulthood. He is principal investigator of the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, in which participants have been followed from birth to age 34. Currently editor of the Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, he is a fellow of both the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society. He served as president of the Society for Research on Adolescence from 2000-2002. Dr. Collins has edited or co-edited several books and monographs and has contributed numerous book and handbook chapters, as well as articles in scholarly journals.


Part 1. Family Relationships Chapter 1. Transformations in Close Relationship Networks: Parent-Child Relationships and their Social Extensions - W. Andrew Collins, Jose Causadias, and K. Lee Raby Chapter 2. Transformations in Parent-Child Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood - Nancy Galambos and Lauren Kotylak Chapter 3. Transformation in Sibling Relationships from Adolescence to Adulthood - Lilly Shanahan, Evelyn Waite, and Timothy Boyd Part 2. Friendships and Friend Networks Chapter 4. Transformations in Friend Relationships Across the Transition into Adolescence - Chris Hafen, Brett Laursen, and Dawn DeLay Chapter 5. Transformations in Friend Relationships Across the Transition into Adulthood - Chong Man Chow, Holly Roelse, Duane Buhrmester, and Marion K. Underwood Chapter 6. Adolescent Friendship Bonds in Cultures of Connectedness - Barry H. Schneider, Matthew Lee, and Ibis Alvarez Valdivia Chapter 7. Transformations in Adolescent Peer Networks - Rene Veenstra and Jan Kornelis Dijkstra Part 3. Romantic Relationships Chapter 8. Transformations in Heterosexual Romantic Relationships Across the Transition into Adolescence - Inge Seiffge-Krenke and Shmuel Shulman Chapter 9. Transformations in Heterosexual Romantic Relationships Across the Transition into Adulthood: "Meet Me at the Bleachers. I Mean the Bar" - Wyndol Furman and Jessica K. Winkles Chapter 10. The Development of Same-Sex Intimate Relationships during Adolescence - Stephen T. Russell, Ryan Watson, and Joel A. Muraco Part 4. Developmental Pathways and Processes Chapter 11. Gene-Environment Interplay in Adolescent Relationships - Kirby Deater-Deckard and Zhe Wang Chapter 12. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Processes in the Development of Adolescent Relationships - Susan Branje, Loes Keijsers, Muriel van Doorn, and Wim Meeus Chapter 13. The Role of Gender in Transformations in Adolescent Relationships - Amanda J. Rose, Rhiannon L. Smith, Gary C. Glick, and Rebecca A. Schwartz-Mette

Product Details

  • publication date: 22/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9781412987394
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781412987394
  • weight: 454
  • ISBN10: 1412987393

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