Adolescent Romantic Relationships as Precursors of Healthy Adult Marriages

Youth become more interested in romantic relationships during puberty (Harris et al., 1997; Miller and Benson, 1999). Beliefs about the qualities that are important for successful romantic relationships evolve as youth move from middle ...

Author: Benjamin R. Karney

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 9780833041784

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Policymakers are interested in promoting healthy marriages in adulthood by providing services to strengthen the adolescent precursors of healthy marriage, especially within low-income populations. But if programs and curricula targeting adolescent romantic relationships are to be effective, they must be grounded in an accurate understanding of how adolescent relationships function and the role that they play in the development of healthy adult marriages. This report evaluates the current landscape of theory, research, and interventions addressing the role of adolescent romantic relationships in the development of healthy adult marriages. Drawing on a thorough review of the existing theoretical and empirical literature in this area, as well as interviews with practitioners directly involved with developing or administering relationship education to adolescents, the authors bring together relevant research and theory from a wide range of disciplines that have examined these issues, and suggest future directions for research and intervention. In particular, they note that although research describing romantic relationships in low-income populations is sparse, there are already-existing nationally representative data sets that include data from substantial numbers of well-sampled low-income adolescents. Analyses of these data would have relatively low cost and a potentially high yield for informing policies that target low-income youth.
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The Development of Romantic Relationships in Adolescence

Because romance is , at least in part , culturally defined , the pattern and emphasis of romance in sexual relationships would be expected to vary . Cultural variation in romantic patterns does , in fact , characterize human societies .

Author: Wyndol Furman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521591562

Category: Psychology

Page: 443

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Originally published in 2000, this was the first volume to examine adolescent romantic relationships.
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Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood

Structural Equation Modeling, 10, 493– 524. Furman, W., & Collins, W. A. (2008). Adolescent romantic relationships and experiences. In K. H. Rubin, W. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Peer interactions, relationships, and groups (pp.

Author: Frank D. Fincham

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139492331

Category: Psychology


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Emerging adulthood - the period between the late teens and mid-twenties - is a unique and important developmental period during which people gain relationship experience before settling on someone to partner with. Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood presents a synthesis of research and theory on this topic. Leading scholars from demography, sociology, family studies, and psychology provide original data and theoretical analyses that address the formation, nature, and significance of romantic relationships in emerging adults. Until recently, it was assumed that romantic relationships in emerging adults were not particularly important or formative. The material presented allows this assumption to be thoroughly evaluated. This volume is intended to be a resource for anyone interested in understanding romantic relationships in emerging adulthood. It is especially appropriate for classroom use in upper-level undergraduate and graduate courses in the fields of family sociology, human development and family studies, clinical and developmental psychology, and social work.
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Get Smart About Modern Romantic Relationships

But you cannot make love out of nothing , which is what many of us do in our romantic relationships . What often happens is that people project their idealistic images of love onto the other person , and when the illusion disappears ...

Author: Michelle L. Casto

Publisher: Get Smart Publishing

ISBN: 0967470404

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 225

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Are you serious about finding your life mate? If so, leave behind all of your unrealistic notions about love and get smart! Reading this interactive learning book will change your love life by changing the way you think & feel about love. Contrary to popular myth finding the right person should not he left to fate. To increase your chances of choosing wisely, you will need to utilize a practical proactive & smart approach. Get Smart! About: decision-making, reprogramming yourself, defining love, getting in touch with your spirit, getting ready for love, love in the 21st century, communication, and more.
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Same and Cross gender Romantic Relationships

mediating variables between female presence and relationship quality Eric Michael Dubé. □ Based on your knowledge of other peoples' romantic relationships, how.

Author: Eric Michael Dubé


ISBN: CORNELL:31924086630971

Category: Gay couples

Page: 282

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Recent research demonstrates that close friendships and romantic relationship quality varies as a function of female presence in the dyad. More specifically, dyads with a female partner score higher on measures of relationship quality (e.g., closeness, intimacy, support) than those with no female partners.
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Romantic Relationships

Their romance has maintained a high intensity level featuring two knock down, drag-out fights. Putting these aside, Karen is planning on moving in with John. Sexual intimacy and passion color the relationship of John and Karen and seem ...

Author: Paul R. Robbins

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786484171

Category: Social Science

Page: 211

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What is romantic love? Are romantic relationships valuable? Are most people romantic? How do people meet the right person? How important is physical attraction? In a question and answer format, this is a wide-ranging look at romantic relationships in the 1990s. Drawn from the body of research published in recent years about relationships, over 90 of the most-asked questions in the author’s practice are answered here. Issues covered include sexual harassment, understanding your partner, sex in the age of AIDS, the effects of divorce, handling anger, and many other matters. Written in everyday language, the answers are easily understood by all. This work provides answers to many of the most vexing problems affecting romance in the 1990s.
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Parasocial Romantic Relationships

We did not ask about beliefs about love at first sight, which represent a script of initiation of relationships, ... Unfortunately, because only a few adolescents in this sample had a romantic relationship during the time of the study, ...

Author: Riva Tukachinsky Forster

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781793609595

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 170

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This book discusses the prevalence of parasocial romantic relationships with media figures, using surveys, interviews, and historical examples to explore the far-reaching psychological consequences of this phenomenon.
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Social Influences on Romantic Relationships

For example, Planalp and colleagues (1988) asked individuals to indicate how they managed uncertainty-causing events in their romantic or friendship relationships. Individuals were more likely to talk to someone other than the partner ...

Author: Christopher R. Agnew

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107029361

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 220

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Examines the effects of external factors on the social influences of those involved in close, interpersonal relationships.
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The Developmental Course of Romantic Relationships

from first meeting to the last goodbye, examining the joy, stress, love, power struggles, intimacy, and aggression that characterize our romantic relationships. This book represents an extensive revision and updating of the volume ...

Author: Brian G. Ogolsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134092543

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 224

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Recipient of the 2014 International Association for Relationship Researchers Book Award! This multidisciplinary text highlights the development of romantic relationships, from initiation to commitment or demise, by highlighting the historical context, current research and theory, and diversity of patterns. Engagingly written with colorful examples, the authors examine the joy, stress, power-struggles, intimacy, and aggression that characterize these relationships. Readers gain a better understanding as to why, even after the pain and suffering associated with a breakup, most of us go right back out and start again. Relationships are examined through an interdisciplinary lens –psychological, sociological, environmental and communicative perspectives are all considered. End of chapter summaries, lists of key concepts, and additional readings serve as a review. As a whole the book explores what precipitates success or failure of these relationships and how this has changed over time. Highlights of the book’s coverage: Incorporates both cross-sex and same-sex romantic relationships Examines the roles of gender, race, class, culture, age, and sexuality in relationship development Looks at multiple types of romantic relationships in emerging adulthood, including dating and cohabitation Explores both positive and negative relational processes Analyzes the latest and most important scholarship. The book opens with an introduction followed by a historical overview of the development of relationships. Next relationship development models are examined including the influence of social factors and the interaction of the partners involved. This volume examines how partners initiate romantic relationships, including infatuation, sexual attraction, and the impact of technology; how cohabitation affects the quality of the future of the relationship; and the individual, social, and circumstantial factors that predict stability or break-ups in romantic relationships. The book ends with an examination of the “dark side” of relationships, and suggestions for future research on romantic pairings. Intended as a supplement for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in marriage and family, personal/close/intimate relationships, or interpersonal/family communication taught in human development and family studies, psychology, social work, sociology, communication, counseling and therapy, this book also appeals to researchers and practitioners interested in the romantic relationship processes.
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Ascension and Romantic Relationships

Almost all of us seek relationships of one kind or another , and many of us seek a romantic relationship of a deep and enduring nature . This book on romantic relationships is written for those who are consciously on the path of ...

Author: Joshua David Stone

Publisher: Light Technology Publishing

ISBN: 1891824163

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 228

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This book is a sequel to the first two. It contributes an added dimension to my earlier information. Sedona seems to reflect the best qualities, or perhaps I should say "combined" qualities, the essences and elements, of the Great Pyramids, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Ayers Rock, Mount Shasta, the South American Pyramids, Peru, Tibet, Nepal, India, Lourdes, and many other power places around the world. How can I make such a claim? For the reason that I interact on a regular basis with individuals from virtually every corner of the Earth who have spent time in those sacred and mysterious places. Through these travelers, I have learned that there is simply no other place like Sedona.
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