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.

The Development of Same-Sex Intimate Relationships during Adolescence

The Development of Same-Sex Intimate Relationships during Adolescence

The development of same-sex intimate relationships during adolescence
Stephen T.RussellRyan J.WatsonJoel A.Muraco

Same-sex intimate relationships are more visible and part of public discourse than perhaps at any other period in history. Only a generation ago, same-sex intimacy was stigmatized to the point of invisibility; today, same-sex marriage is possible in several countries and is the topic of prominent social and political debate. The discourse of these debates largely assumes a focus on adults, even though access to marriage is perhaps most relevant for adolescents and young adults who are at the threshold of the years at which most people develop long-term couple relationships and marriage. For young people, these debates play out in community anxieties regarding the high ...

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