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Adolescents Romance
This paper discusses psychological interventions to be used by adolescents as coping strategies when involved in issues of love, sex and relationships.
# 92027 | 4,890 words | 54 sources | APA | 2006 | US

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This paper explains that research into adolescent romance established that this behavior (1) is normative, (2) does not exist in a developmental vacuum (3) can be transformative and (4) that sex and romance can be dangerous. The author points out that all of the discussed intervention programs to reduce adolescent stress in romantic and sexual relationships, such as education, skill-development, relationship development and opportunity prerequisite, have been found to be somewhat useful. The paper relates that, at the same time that an educational method might be extremely beneficial for some subjects, such as averting the transmission of sexual diseases, it might be less practical in other situations, such as the avoidance of violent relationships.

Table of Contents:
Differentiating Between Healthy and Dysfunctional Romantic Relationships Isn't Going to be Easy
Current Themes in the Study of Adolescent Romantic Behavior
Romance Is a Normative Component of Adolescence
Adolescent Romance Does Not Exist in a Developmental Vacuum
Romantic Relations Can Be Transformative
Sex and Romance Can Be Dangerous
Practical Implications
Research Questions

From the Paper:

"An additional motive for analyzing dyads is that when a crisis among romantic allies arises, it is regularly the product of a compound interpersonal procedure. We have to grow a more lucid awareness of how associates strengthen one another's troubling actions (Paul, 2003). For instance, the choice to have unguarded sex is affected by the outlooks and values of both the associates. Furthermore, when fighting takes place among romantic partners, it is habitually mutual. These annotations propose that researchers have to cautiously reflect on how interpersonal developments possibly could play a part in the incidence of unsafe action."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ainsworth, M. D. S. (1989). Attachments beyond infancy. American Psychologist, 44, 709-716.
  • Arnold, E. M., Smith, T. E., Harrison, D. F., & Springer, D. W. (2000). Adolescents' knowledge and beliefs about pregnancy: The impact of "ENABL." Adolescence, 35, 485-498.
  • Bowlby, J. (1988). A Secure Base. New York Basic Books.
  • Blos, P. (1967) The second individuation process of adolescence. The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child, 22, 162-186.
  • Basen-Engquist, K., Coyle, K. K., Parcel, G. S., Kirby, D., Bansprach, S. W., Carvajal, S. C., & Baumler, E. (2001). Schoolwide effects of multicomponent HIV, STD, and pregnancy prevention program for high school students. Health Education and Behavior, 28, 166--185.

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