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Friendships in Childhood and Adolescence

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ISBN-10: 1462509606

ISBN-13: 9781462509607

Edition: 2011

Authors: Catherine L. Bagwell, Michelle E. Schmidt

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Highly readable and comprehensive, this volume explores the significance of friendship for social, emotional, and cognitive development from early childhood through adolescence. The authors trace how friendships change as children age and what specific functions these relationships play in promoting adjustment and well-being. Compelling topics include the effects of individual differences on friendship quality, ways in which certain friendships may promote negative outcomes, and cutting-edge research approaches. Examining what clinicians, educators, and parents can do to help children who struggle with making friends, the book reviews available interventions and identifies important…    
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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Guilford Publications
Publication date: 1/10/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 389
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.91" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

The Nature of Friendship
What Is Friendship?
Definitions of Friendship
Theoretical Perspectives on Friendship
Friendships Compared to Other Peer Relations
Framework for the Book
Studying Friendship
Assessing the Presence of Friendship
Questions in Assessing the Presence of Friendship
Assessing Friendship Quality
Questions in Assessing Friendship Quality
Assessing the Characteristics of Friends
Assessing Child Characteristics and the Context of Friendship
Assessing Interactions with Friends
Conclusions
The Normative Experience of Friendship
The Developmental Significance of Friendship in Childhood
Friendship as a Normative Experience in Childhood
Social Development
Emotional Development
Cognitive Development
Psychosocial Adjustment
Conclusions
The Developmental Significance of Friendship in Adolescence
Friendship as a Normative Experience in Adolescence
Three Important Tasks of Adolescence
Conclusions
Individual Differences in the Experience of Friendship
The Individuals within a Friendship
Attachment and Friendship
The Dark Side of Friendships
Friendship and Peer Victimization
Conclusions
Friendship Quality
Why Is Friendship Quality Important?
What Determines the Quality of a Friendship?
What Are the Correlates of Friendship Quality?
How Does Friendship Quality Affect Developmental Outcomes?
Conclusions
Implications and Looking Forward
Friendship and Culture
Theoretical Perspectives on Culture and Friendship
Social Networks and the Role of Friends
Friendship Features and Quality
Similarity between Friends
Conclusions
Friendship Intervention
Peer Relations Interventions as Models for Friendship Interventions
Guiding Principles for Friendship Intervention
Conclusions
The Significance of Friendship
Conceptual Framework
Future Research Directions
References
Index