New chapter on conflicts in parent-adolescent relationships

The new volume Psychosocial Development in Adolescence: Insights from the Dynamic Systems Approach, edited by E. Saskia Kunnen, Naomi M. P. de Ruiter, Bertus F. Jeronimus, and Mandy A. E. van Der Gaag, is now available.

I enjoyed contributing my chapter on Conflict Dynamics and the Transformation of the Parent-Adolescent Relationship. I used dynamic systems ideas to explore the idea that conflicts are an important context for adolescent development. Whether they are beneficial or detrimental likely depends on the specific dynamics of the conflict and how they shape, and are shaped by, psychosocial development at a broader scale.

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