Adolescence and Beyond: Family Processes and Development

ISBN : 9780199736546

Patricia K. Kerig; Marc S. Schulz; Stuart T. Hauser
352 Pages
161 x 242 mm
Pub date
Jan 2012
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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 anyone involved 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 and individual 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, and narrative 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 in social work, psychiatry, and pediatrics-will find this book an invaluable summary of important research on the link between family process and individual development.


Introduction to the Volume. Patricia K. Kerig and Marc S. Schulz

Introduction to Section I
Chapter 1. Regulating Emotion in Adolescence: A Cognitive-Mediational Conceptualization, Marc S. Schulz and Richard S. Lazarus
Chapter 2. 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. Conger
Chapter 3. The Status of Identity: Developments in Identity Status Research, Jane Kroger

Introduction to Section II
Chapter 4. The Quality of Friendships during Adolescence: Patterns across Context, Culture, and Age, Niobe Way and Lisa R. Silverman
Chapter 5. The Intergenerational Transmission of Adolescent Romantic Relationships, Shmuel Shulman, Miri Scharf, and Lital Shachar-Shapira
Chapter 6. Autonomy with Connection: Influences of Parental Psychological Control on Mutuality in Emerging Adults' Close Relationships, Patricia K. Kerig, Julie A. Swanson, and Rose Marie Ward

Introduction to Section III
Chapter 7. Sociocultural Perspectives on Adolescent Autonomy, Kathleen Boykin McElhaney and Joseph P. Allen
Chapter 8. "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-Gunn
Chapter 9. Young Fathers and the Transition to Parenthood: An Interpersonal Analysis of Paternal Outcomes, Paul Florsheim and David R. Moore

Introduction to Section IV
Chapter 10. Exceptional Outcomes: Using Narratives and Family Observations to Understand Resilience, Stuart T. Hauser, Joseph P. Allen, and Marc S. Schulz
Chapter 11. Sexual-minority Identity Development in the Family Context, Lisa M. Diamond, Molly R. Butterworth, and Kendrick Allen
Chapter 12. 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. Cauce
Chapter 13. Psychiatric hospitalization: The utility of using archival records to understand the lives of adolescent patients, Karin M. Best and Stuart T. Hauser
Conclusion. Looking Beyond Adolescence: Translating Basic Research into Clinical Practice, Patricia K. Kerig and Marc S. Schulz

About the author: 

Patricia Kerig, Ph.D. is a Professor and the Director of Clinical Training in the Department of Psychology at the University of Utah. Her research focuses on developmental psychopathology in the context of the family, and she is the author of a number of works concerning risk and resilience in children and adolescents exposed to family violence, interparental conflict, child maltreatment, and trauma. 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, where he studies couple relationships, emotion processes and change across time in individuals and families. He is also a senior investigator for the Study of Adult Development, a 60-year old longitudinal study at Harvard University. Stuart T. Hauser, MD, Ph.D. was a Professor of Psychiatry at Judge Baker Children's Center and Harvard Medical School.

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