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Friendships in Childhood and Adolescence

Catherine L. Bagwell and Michelle E. Schmidt

389 Pages
Size: 6" x 9"
January 2013
ISBN 978-1-4625-0960-7
Cat. #0960
Price: $32.00 $27.20
August 2011
ISBN 978-1-60918-646-3
Cat. #8646
Price: $77.00 $65.45
September 2011
ISBN 978-1-60918-648-7
EPUB format
Price: $32.00 $27.20

A Choice Outstanding Academic Title
“A comprehensive and excellent volume….This book shows constant quality. It is clearly written and provides an up-to-date and critical account of the research literature in a language that makes it suitable for use as a textbook as well. The reader is well-served with regular summaries within chapters and concluding paragraphs after each chapter, in which future research directions are pointed out as well.”

European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

“This clearly written and well-organized book has many of the features of a good friend. It is engaging, helpful, satisfying, and always interesting. It remembers the past and has an eye to the future. Researchers, clinicians, and students will find the volume an indispensable source of companionship and inspiration.”

—William M. Bukowski, PhD, Department of Psychology and Director, Center for Research in Human Development, Concordia University, Canada

“Good news! This is the most comprehensive volume written to date about friendships in childhood and adolescence. The book has a clear-cut developmental point of view and deals with both friendship dynamics and the significance of friendships in individual lives. The authors also present compelling research applications as well as ideas for future research dealing with these relationships.”

—Willard W. Hartup, EdD, Regents' Professor Emeritus, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

“This clear and authoritative book is a splendid resource for all those interested in children’s friendships—their drama and excitements, pleasures and problems. It covers a broad range of topics with exemplary thoroughness; where the research findings are inconsistent, the authors keep a sharp eye on the empirical evidence. The focus includes topics of clinical interest, such as attachment relationships, antisocial and aggressive behavior, deviance, and what is known from intervention studies. Most strikingly, the book highlights key questions raised by the research findings and by the gaps in what we know. This questioning approach makes it a stimulating read, of real value for upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, and their teachers.”

—Judy Dunn, PhD, Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London, United Kingdom

“This beautifully written book illuminates the ordinary magic of children's and adolescents' friendships. The book integrates diverse theoretical perspectives and the sprawling research literature on friendship in an accessible, engaging manner, with lively examples all along the way. It will be of great interest to everyone who seeks to understand children's friendships: researchers, clinicians, students of social development, educators, and all who desire to foster positive relationships between young people. It is also well suited as a text for undergraduate and graduate courses on social development and seminars on friendship and close relationships.”

—Marion K. Underwood, PhD, Ashbel Smith Professor of Psychological Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas
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