Understanding Girls' Problem Behavior: How Girls' Delinquency Develops in the Context of Maturity and Health, Co-occurring Problems, and Relationships
January 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- Integrates interdisciplinary research into girls’ problem behaviors (e.g. aggression, antisocial behavior, rule breaking)
- Unique in seeking to understand girls’ problem behaviors in their own right
- Follows the maturing girl from adolescence to adulthood, concluding at the point where she herself becomes a parent and forms new relationships
- Gives attention to the critical contexts of problem behavior development—society and neighborhood, as well as family and peer contexts
About the Editors ix
List of Contributors xi
Introduction: Girls’ Problem Behavior: From the What to the Why 1
Geertjan Overbeek and Anna-Karin Andershed
PART 1: MATURITY AND HEALTH 9
1 A Contextual Amplification Hypothesis: Pubertal Timing and Girls’ Emotional and Behavioral Problems 11
Xiaojia Ge, Misaki N. Natsuaki, Run Jin, and Michael C. Biehl
2 Fits and Misfits: How Adolescents’ Representations of Maturity Relate To Their Adjustment 31
Lauree C. Tilton-Weaver, Fumiko Kakihara, Sheila K. Marshall, and Nancy L. Galambos
3 Physical Health in Adolescent Girls with Antisocial Behavior 69
Kathleen Pajer, Andrea Lourie, and Lisa Leininger
PART 2: CO-OCCURRING PROBLEMS 95
4 Using Girls’ Voices and Words to Study Their Problems 97
Joanne Belknap, Emily Gaarder, Kristi Holsinger, Cathy McDaniels Wilson, and Bonnie Cady
5 Developmental Comorbidity of Depression and Conduct Problems in Girls 117
Kate Keenan, Xin Feng, Dara Babinski, Alison Hipwell, Amanda Hinze, Rolf Loeber, and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber
PART 3: GIRLS’ PROBLEM BEHAVIOR AND RELATIONSHIPS 139
6 Deviancy Training in a Sample of High-Risk Adolescent Girls in The Netherlands 141
Annika K. E. de Haan, Geertjan Overbeek, Karin S. Nijhof, and Rutger C. M. E. Engels
7 Girls’ Aggressive Behavior Problems: A Focus on Relationships 165
Debra Pepler, Jennifer Connolly, Wendy Craig, and Depeng Jiang
8 Attachment and Aggression: From Paradox to Principles of Intervention to Reduce Risk of Violence in Teens 185
Marlene M. Moretti and Ingrid Obsuth
9 The Transfer of Developmental and Health Risk from Women with Histories of Aggressive Behavior to Their Children: Recent Results from the Concordia Longitudinal Project 207
Lisa A. Serbin, Dale M. Stack, Michele Hubert, Alex E. Schwartzman, and Jane Ledingham
Håkan Stattin is Professor of Psychology at Uppsala and Örebro Universities, Sweden.
Rutger C.M.E. Engels is Professor of Developmental Psychopathology, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
Geertjan Overbeek is Associate Professor at the Department of Developmental Psychology, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Anna-Karin Andershed is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Örebro University, Sweden.
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