Friends, Lovers and Groups: Key Relationships in Adolescence
The book will be the first in a series of three that examines the latest research in key areas of developmental psychology, edited by Rutger Engels and Hakan Stattin.
This volume will present four areas of peer research: the ‘deviancy training’ mechanism of peer influence; behavioural genetic analytical techniques in understanding peer selection; romantic partners as peer relationships; and in-school and out-of-school peers studies.
Introduction and Overview (Rutger C. M. E. Engels, Margaret Kerr, and Hakan Stattin).
1 Male Adolescent Friendships: Relationship Dynamics that Predict Adult Adjustment (Thomas J. Dishion and Sarah E. Nelson).
2 Peer Influence and the Development of Antisocial Behavior (Lara Mayeux and Antonius H. N. Cillessen).
3 Peers and Adolescent Substance Use (Rutger C. M. E. Engels, Sander M. Bot, Ron H. J. Scholte, and Isabela Granic).
4 The Rocky Road of Adolescent Romantic Experience: Dating and Adjustment (Wyndol Furman, Martin J. Ho, and Sabina M. Low).
5 Individual Differences in Adolescent Dating and Adjustment (Brett Laursen and Karen S. Mooney).
6 Three Perspectives on Gender Differences in Adolescent Sexual Development (Roy F. Baumeister and Ginnette C. Blackhart).
7 Peers, Parents, and Processes of Adolescent Socialization: A Twin-Study Perspective (Richard J. Rose).
8 Peers and Problem Behavior: Have We Missed Something? (Margaret Kerr, Håkan Stattin, and Jeff Kiesner).
9 Peers Among Immigrants – Some Comments on ‘Have We Missed Something?’ (Rainer K. Silbereisen and Peter Titzmann).
10 Understanding the Place of Place in Developmental Psychology (William Bukowski and Carolina Lisboa).
Margaret Kerr is Professor of Psychology at Orebro University, Sweden, and Co-director of the Center for Developmental Research. She earned her Ph.D. at Cornell University, U.S.A., and then completed a post-doctoral research fellowship with Richard Tremblay at the University of Montreal, Canada. She is an associate editor of the Journal of research on Adolescence. Her research focuses on internal and external adjustment in adolescents and its role in the life course. Her current research interests include adolescents choices of developmental contexts and parent-child relationships and their role in the development of delinquency.
Hakan Stattin is Professor of Psychology at Uppsala and Orebro Universities, Sweden. He earned his Ph.D. at Stockholm University and has served as President of the European Association for Research on Adolescence and associates editor for the British Journal of Developmental Psychology. he is probably best known for his research in three areas: delinquency development, pubertal maturation in adolescent girls, and parental monitoring. His works include an authored book(with David Magnusson in 1990), Pubertal Maturation in Female Development. In addition to his continued basic research in these areas, he is conducting prevention trials to reduce alcohol drinking and delinquency among adolescents.
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