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 Heterosexual Romantic Relationships across the Transition into Adolescence

Transformations in Heterosexual Romantic Relationships across the Transition into Adolescence

Transformations in heterosexual romantic relationships across the transition into adolescence

For a long time, romantic relations during adolescence have been ignored by researchers. The first book on this issue was published in 1999 (Furman, Brown, & Feiring, 1999). Since then, theories on romantic development have been developed, and numerous studies were conducted (see Collins, Welsh, & Furman, 2009, for a review), including various methods such as interviews, questionnaires, observations of couple interactions, and longitudinal studies, which studied romantic couples over an extended time span. Once considered to be trivial and transitory, romantic relationships have become increasingly regarded as potentially meaningful relationships that have a significant impact on subsequent romantic relationships in adulthood (Gottman, Coan, Carrere, & ...

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