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W. Andrew Collins, K. Lee Raby José & M. Causadias

In: Relationship Pathways: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood

Chapter 1: Transformations in Close Relationship Networks: Parent–Child Relationships and their Social Extensions

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Transformations in Close Relationship Networks: Parent–Child Relationships and their Social Extensions
Transformations in close relationship networks: Parent–child relationships and their social extensions
W. AndrewCollinsK. Lee RabyJoséM.Causadias

The ascendance of research on close relationships and their developmental significance springs from both theoretical and empirical roots. Theoretically, socialization and acculturation are now regarded as occurring within interdependent social units marked by bidirectional rather than in the top-down processes assumed in earlier models of rearing by adults (Collins, 2010; Collins & Laursen, 2004). A key implication of this interdependence is that multiple persons of varied ages may become a part of such dyadic units and, as such, contribute to the interpersonal processes of attaining social competence. Empirically, burgeoning research findings in the past decade have shown that close relationships

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