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Friendships in childhood & adolescence

Author: Catherine Bagwell; Michelle E Schmidt
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2011.
Series: Guilford series on social and emotional development.
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From the publisher. 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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine Bagwell; Michelle E Schmidt
ISBN: 9781609186463 160918646X 9781462509607 1462509606
OCLC Number: 707966606
Description: xvii, 389 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. The nature of friendship. 1. What is friendship? : Definitions of friendship ; Theoretical perspectives on friendship ; Friendships compared to other peer relations ; Framework for the book --
2. 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 --
pt. II. The normative experience of friendship. 3. The developmental significance of friendship in childhood : Friendship as a normative experience in childhood social development ; Emotional development ; Cognitive development ; Psychosocial adjustment ; Conclusions --
4. The developmental significance of friendship in adolescence : Friendship as a normative experience in adolescence ; Three important tasks of adolescence ; Conclusions --
pt. III. Individual differences in the experience of friendship. 5. The individuals within a friendship : Attachment and friendship ; The dark side of friendships ; Friendship and peer victimization ; Conclusions --
6. 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 --
pt. IV. Implications and looking forward. 7. Friendship and culture / with Emily C. Jenchura : Theoretical perspectives on culture and friendship ; Social networks and the role of friends ; Friendship features and quality ; Similarity between friends ; Conclusions --
8. Friendship intervention : Peer relations interventions as models for friendship interventions ; Guiding principles for friendship intervention ; Conclusions --
9. The significance of friendship : Conceptual framework ; Future research directions.
Series Title: Guilford series on social and emotional development.
Other Titles: Friendships in childhood and adolescence
Responsibility: Catherine L. Bagwell, Michelle E. Schmidt.

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From the publisher. 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 directions for future work in the field.

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