Synthesizing a vast body of empirical research and organizing it around a comprehensive conceptual model, this book is recognized as the definitive reference on adult attachment. The authors explain how what began as a theory of child development is now used to conceptualize and study nearly all aspects of social functioning across the lifespan, ......
Results from the National Youth Survey Family Study
This book describes the complex relationships of different types of adolescent exposure to violence with diverse adult outcomes, including social statuses, mental health, substance use, violent victimization, and violence perpetration.
Now in a revised and expanded second edition, this work argues for the enduring stability of personality across adult development. It also offers a highly accessible introduction to the five-factor model of personality.
Incorporating descriptions by mothers and daughters about their relationships, this book addresses both the rewards and the costs that mothers and daughters incur in maintaining their relationships into old age. It is useful for psychologists, gerontologists, and sociologists, as well as academics and researchers in women's and family studies.
Why are today's adults more like adolescents, in their dress and personal tastes, than ever before? Why do so many adults seem to drift and avoid responsibilities such as work and family? This book gives us a vision of what it means to be an adult and makes sense of the longest, but least understood period of the life course.