Chapter

16 Adolescents, Parents, Friends/Peers

A Relationships Model

Developmental Psychology

IV. ADOLESCENCE

  1. Marc H. Bornstein1,
  2. Justin Jager2,
  3. Laurence D. Steinberg3

Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118133880.hop206016

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition

How to Cite

Bornstein, M. H., Jager, J. and Steinberg, L. D. 2012. Adolescents, Parents, Friends/Peers . Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 6:IV:16.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Child and Family Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

  2. 2

    Child and Family Research, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

  3. 3

    Temple University, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 SEP 2012

Abstract

This chapter first describes adolescence and salient individual-difference characteristics in adolescents that are germane to their relationships with parents and friends/peers. Second, it likewise treats parents and parenting. Third, the chapter links adolescents and parents and discusses their special bidirectional, transactional relationships. Fourth, it introduces adolescents' friends and peers and salient characteristics that are germane to their relationships with adolescents and adolescents' parents. Fifth, it links adolescents with friends/peers and discusses their special bidirectional, transactional relationships. Last, the chapter moves beyond the two dyadic relationships involving adolescents to discuss triadic relationships and delineate different ways that dyadic relationships are influenced by or depend on other dyadic relationships and/or other contributors outside of the dyad.

Keywords:

  • adolescents;
  • parents;
  • friends;
  • peers;
  • relationships;
  • bidirectional;
  • transactional