The Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-09-13
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Numerous volumes exist on adult romantic relationships and on adolescent sexuality, but this is the first volume to examine adolescent romantic relationships. A group of eminent investigators met to discuss the topic and were charged with the task of writing about their conceptualization of these relationships and of romantic experiences in adolescence. The papers cover the full range of aspects of romantic relationships, and examine general processes and individual differences within the general context of adolescent development. Each paper contains numerous provocative ideas that are designed to stimulate research on the topic.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix(2)
Foreword xi(6)
Willard W. Hartup
Acknowledgments xvii
1 Missing the Love Boat: Why Researchers Have Shied Away from Adolescent Romance
B. Bradford Brown
Candice Feiring
Wyndol Furman
Part I Processes in Romantic Relationships 19(106)
2 The Emotions of Romantic Relationships: Do They Wreak Havoc on Adolescents?
Reed W. Larson
Gerald L. Clore
Gretchen A. Wood
3 The Nature and Functions of Social Exchange in Adolescent Romantic Relationships
Brett Laursen
Lauri A. Jensen-Campbell
4 Cognitive Representations of Adolescent Romantic Relationships
Wyndol Furman
Valerie A. Simon
5 Romantic and Sexual Relationship Development During Adolescence
Brent C. Miller
Brad Benson
Part II Individual Differences in Romantic Relationships 125(110)
6 Capacity for Intimate Relationships: A Developmental Construction
W. Andrew Collins
L. Alan Sroufe
7 Rejection Sensitivity and Adolescent Romantic Relationships
Geraldine Downey
Cheryl Bonica
Claudia Rincon
8 Sex, Dating, Passionate Friendships, and Romance: Intimate Peer Relations Among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Adolescents
Lisa M. Diamond
Ritch C. Savin-Williams
Eric M. Dube
9 Gender Identity and the Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence
Candice Feiring
Part III The Social Context of Romantic Relationships 235(164)
10 Adolescent Romance and the Parent--Child Relationship: A Contextual Perspective
Marjory Roberts Gray
Laurence Steinberg
11 Romantic Relationships in Adolescence: The Role of Friends and Peers in Their Emergence and Development
Jennifer Connolly
Adele Goldberg
12 "You're Going Out with Who?": Peer Group Influences on Adolescent Romantic Relationships
B. Bradford Brown
13 The Cultured and Culturing Aspects of Romantic Experience in Adolescence
Deborah L. Coates
14 What's Love Got to Do with It? Adolescents' and Young Adults' Beliefs About Sexual and Romantic Relationships
Julia A. Graber
Pia R. Britto
Jeanne Brooks-Gunn
Part IV Conclusion 399(16)
15 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing: Next Steps for Theory and Research
Wyndol Furman
Candice Feiring
B. Bradford Brown
Author Index 415(15)
Subject Index 430

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