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Friendships in Adolescence

  • By: Duane Buhrmester & Chong Man Chow
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

This entry addresses conceptual views and research findings pertaining to friendships during the second decade of life. In many respects, friendship sits at the frontier of adolescent social development. Friendships provide the formative context for learning the complex close ...

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