Studying Personal Relationships across the Lifespan.

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rebecca G. Adams, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: This issue represents a celebration of the study of personal relationships across the lifespan. Whether using a sociological framework to study how the variation of social structural opportunities and constraints across the life course shapes social relationships or a psychological one to examine how personal development and close relationships are intertwined, studying the personal relationships of people of various ages contributes to an understanding of how universally applicable our findings are, how experiences at one age are related to experiences at another age, and of course, how social structure and human development shape the structure and process of personal relationships and consequently their trajectory and the various dimensions of individual well-being.

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Language: English
Date: 2008
personal relationships, sociology, social relationships, psychology, academic research, sociology research, relationship studies

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