Adolescence and Beyond: Family Processes and Development

Hardcover | February 1, 2012

byPatricia K. Kerig, Marc S. Schulz, Stuart T. Hauser

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While the period of transition from adolescence to adulthood has become a recent focus for developmental psychologists and child mental health practitioners, the full role of the family during this period is only beginning to be explored. Many compelling questions, of interest to anyoneinvolved in adolescence research, remain unanswered. To what extent do family experiences influence the way one navigates through emerging adulthood? How do we begin to understand the interplay between adolescents' contexts and their development and well-being? Adolescence and Beyond: Family Processes and Development offers an accessible synthesis of research, theories, and perspectives on the family processes that contribute to development. Chapters from expert researchers cover a wide variety of topics surrounding the link between family processes andindividual development, including adolescent romantic relationships, emotion regulation, resilience in contexts of risk, and socio-cultural and ethnic influences on development. Drawing on diverse research and methodological approaches that include direct family observations, interviews, andnarrative analyses, this volume presents cutting-edge conceptual and empirical work on the key developmental tasks and challenges in the transition between adolescence and adulthood. Researchers, practitioners, and students in social, developmental, and clinical psychology--as well as those insocial work, psychiatry, and pediatrics--will find this book an invaluable summary of important research on the link between family process and individual development.

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While the period of transition from adolescence to adulthood has become a recent focus for developmental psychologists and child mental health practitioners, the full role of the family during this period is only beginning to be explored. Many compelling questions, of interest to anyoneinvolved in adolescence research, remain unanswere...

Patricia Kerig, Ph.D. is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah. Marc S. Schulz, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of the Clinical Developmental Psychology Program at Bryn Mawr College. He directs the Bryn Mawr Emotion and Family Research Center, ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 0.12 × 0.12 × 0.12 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Section I. SELF-DEVELOPMENT AND REGULATORY PROCESSES1. Regulating Emotion in Adolescence: A Cognitive-Mediational Conceptualization, Marc S. Schulz and Richard S. Lazarus2. Risk and Protective Factors for Suicidality during the Transition to Adulthood: Parenting, Self-Regulatory Processes, and Successful Resolution of Stage-Salient Tasks, Daria Boeninger and Rand D. Conger3. The Status of Identity: Developments in Identity Status Research, Jane KrogerSection II. FRIENDSHIP AND INTIMATE RELATIONSHIPS4. The Quality of Friendships during Adolescence: Patterns across Context, Culture, and Age, Niobe Way and Lisa R. Silverman5. The Intergenerational Transmission of Adolescent Romantic Relationships, Shmuel Shulman, Miri Scharf, and Lital Shachar-Shapira6. Autonomy with Connection: Influences of Parental Psychological Control on Mutuality in Emerging Adults' Close Relationships, Patricia K. Kerig, Julie A. Swanson, and Rose Marie WardSection III. SHIFTS IN FAMILY ROLES AND RELATIONSHIPS7. Sociocultural Perspectives on Adolescent Autonomy, Kathleen Boykin McElhaney and Joseph P. Allen8. "Mama, I'm a Person, Too!": Individuation and Young African-American Mothers' Parenting Competence, Laura D. Pittman, Lauren S. Wakschlag, P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale, and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn9. Young Fathers and the Transition to Parenthood: An Interpersonal Analysis of Paternal Outcomes, Paul Florsheim and David R. MooreSection IV. LIFE EVENTS AND CHALLENGING CONTEXTS10. Exceptional Outcomes: Using Narratives and Family Observations to Understand Resilience, Stuart T. Hauser, Joseph P. Allen, and Marc S. Schulz11. Sexual-minority Identity Development in the Family Context, Lisa M. Diamond, Molly R. Butterworth, and Kendrick Allen12. Resilience and Vulnerability of Mexican Origin Youth and their Families: A Test of a Culturally-Informed Model of Family Economic Stress, Rand D. Conger, Hairong Song, Gary D. Stockdale, Emilio Ferrer, Keith F. Widaman, and Ana M. Cauce13. Psychiatric hospitalization: The utility of using archival records to understand the lives of adolescent patients, Karin M. Best and Stuart T. Hauser