Chapter: Research on peers and adolescent development: What’s doing in North America?, co-authored by Jonathan Bruce Santo, UNO faculty member.
Peer relations research in North America has become increasing complex and divergent in its approaches, its topics, and its concerns. Whereas peer research at one time had been largely concerned with the univariate effects of rejection, acceptance and friendship, current research is concerned with the role of peer relations as mediators and moderators in modes that include multiple predictors and outcomes. Current topics of research on peer relations included processes, such as deviancy training and co-rumination, as well forms of interaction such as victimization, and types of negative relationships such as enemies. As in Europe, the study of peer relations during adolescence is alive and well in North America.
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Ittel, Angela; Stecher, Ludwig; Merkens, Hans; Zinnecker, Jürgen; and Santo, Jonathan Bruce, "Jahrbuch Jugendforschung" (2006). Faculty Books and Monographs. 87.