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Aging Out of Foster Care in Emerging Adulthood  

Johanna K.P. Greeson and Allison E. Thompson

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Nov 2015
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Sep 2014
The transition from adolescence to adulthood is a significant developmental stage. When foster youth age out of the child welfare system, they are at risk of having to transition without ... More

Closeness, Distance, and Rapprochement in Sibling Relationships  

Miri Scharf and Shmuel Shulman

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Nov 2015
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Sep 2014
The chapter discusses the nature of sibling relationships during emerging adulthood and the interplay between developmental processes and sibling relationships. Past unresolved conflicts ... More

Contextual Variation in Adults’ Emotion Regulation During Everyday Problem Solving  

Michelle A. Skinner, Cynthia A. Berg, and Bert N. Uchino

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Jun 2014
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May 2014
This chapter reviews research on the contextual variation that is seen in how older adults experience and regulate emotion evoked by interpersonal problem solving. It begins by exploring ... More

Critical Psychology, Well-Being, and Work  

Isaac Prilleltensky and Graham B. Stead

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Critical psychology emerged as a reaction to (a) the oppressive turn in individualism, (b) the negative repercussions of the status quo on large sectors of the population, and (c) ... More

Cross-Over Analysis: Using the Five Factor Model and NEO Personality Inventory-3 for Assessing Compatibility and Conflict in Couples  

Ralph L. Piedmont and Thomas E. Rodgerson

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May 2017
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Nov 2015
This chapter describes the application of the Five Factor Model (FFM) of personality description for couple therapy; more specifically, cross over analysis. Cross over analysis concerns a ... More

Developing Self-Authorship in College to Navigate Emerging Adulthood  

Marcia Baxter Magolda and Kari B. Taylor

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Nov 2015
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Sep 2014
Many emerging adults find themselves navigating the complex transition from adolescence to adulthood while enrolled in college. The key to navigating the demands of college (and emerging ... More

Emerging Adulthood in the Context of Family  

Karen L. Fingerman and Jenjira J. Yahirun

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Nov 2015
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Nov 2014
This chapter examines emerging adulthood within the context of family, with emphasis on how emerging adults’ relationships with their parents today compare in the past and how parents help ... More

Family-Centered Positive Psychology: A Framework for Research-based Practices  

Susan M. Sheridan, Amanda Moen, and Sonya Bhatia

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Sep 2017
Family-centered positive psychology is a framework for working with children and families that promotes strengths and builds capacity within individuals and systems. As an extension, ... More

The Field of Prosocial Behavior: An Introduction and Overview  

David A. Schroeder and William G. Graziano

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May 2015
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Dec 2014
This chapter provides a broad introduction and overview of the field of prosocial behavior, that is, acts that serve to benefit another person. It examines the following questions: What ... More

Finding Meaning During the Retirement Process: Identity Development in Later Career Years  

Lan Wang, Douglas T. Hall, and Lea Waters

This chapter discusses “identity-based retirement,” a psychosocial process of identity transition and search for meaning. We see the career as a series of short learning cycles, mini ... More

Gender and the Psychology of Working  

Neeta Kantamneni

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Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
Gender and work are intimately interwoven concepts. The gendered context of work, including sexism and discrimination, has historically excluded access to work for women; similarly, gender ... More

Homeless Emerging Adults: A Developmental Perspective  

Sanna Thompson, Kristin Ferguson, Kimberly Bender, Stephanie Begun, and Yeonwoo Kim

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Nov 2015
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Mar 2015
Navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood is challenging for homeless emerging adults due to the absence of basic resources, sexual and physical victimization, psychological ... More

Hope Therapy  

Jennifer S. Cheavens and Madison M. Guter

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Feb 2018
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Nov 2017
The strong association between hope and optimal psychological functioning has been empirically demonstrated repeatedly over the past two decades. In an effort to capitalize on these ... More

Interpersonal Cognition: Seeking, Understanding, and Maintaining Relationships  

Gráinne M. Fitzsimons and Joanna Anderson

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Aug 2013
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Oct 2013
This chapter describes research on interpersonal cognition—cognitive, affective, and motivational processes directed at or shaped by close others. The authors adopt a goal-based ... More

Intimate Relationship Functioning and Psychopathology  

Mark A. Whisman and Briana L. Robustelli

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Sep 2016
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Apr 2016
This chapter explores the association between intimate relationship functioning and psychopathology. It begins with a review of the literature on intimate relationship functioning and how ... More

Introduction  

Kieran T. Sullivan and Erika Lawrence

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Sep 2016
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Mar 2016
Long-term committed intimate relationships such as marriage are an integral part of our lives and confer many benefits but many couples experience significant relationship distress and ... More

Introduction: Emerging Adulthood Theory and Research: Where We Are and Where We Should Go  

Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

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Nov 2015
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Feb 2015
This chapter provides an introduction to the Oxford Handbook of Emerging Adulthood. It begins with an overview of the aims and scope of the handbook. Then it summarizes briefly the content ... More

Language and Interpersonal Relationships  

Steven W. Duck and Daniel Usera

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Sep 2014
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Jul 2014
This chapter discusses how language is used to constitute relationships, particularly through the things we say and the things we show by saying them. Additionally, the chapter surveys the ... More

Maturing and Aging Together: Emerging Adult Grandchildren–Grandparents Relationships  

Miri Scharf

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Nov 2015
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Dec 2014
Relatively little research has examined the grandparent–adult grandchild relationship, although these relationships might play a more significant role than in the past, possibly impacting ... More

Multicultural Counseling and Therapy Counseling for Social Justice  

Leyla M. Pérez-Gualdrón and Christine J. Yeh

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Jul 2014
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Jan 2014
Every counseling encounter is intrinsically influenced by dynamics associated with race and diversity. To better serve multicultural individuals, counselors must be cognizant of the social ... More

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