This book is designed to guide students through the latest developments of theory and research on relationships from adolescence to young adulthood. Unique to this text is a focus on relationship change across middle childhood into adolescence and across late adolescence into early adulthood. Experts on adolescent relationships from across the globe summarize the current state of literature on family and peer relationships, as well as the environmental and genetic factors that influence them. Students will benefit from the comprehensive, rigorous, yet accessible overview of key content; such as what defines the relationship processes, what describes the individual and contextual factors that influence relationships, family relationships, sibling relationships, and parent-child relationships during the transition into adolescence and into young adulthood.

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

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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