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Biological Influences on Adolescent Romantic and Sexual Behavior

Citation

Halpern, Carolyn Tucker (2003). Biological Influences on Adolescent Romantic and Sexual Behavior. In Florsheim, Paul (Ed.), Adolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications (pp. 57-84). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Abstract

Developmental and clinical researchers have only just discovered the phenomenon of adolescent romance as a topic of serious scientific inquiry. This discovery may be related to the overwhelming evidence that adult romantic relationships are failing at alarming rates. Dramatic increases in the rates of divorce, out of wedlock childbirth, and relationship violence lead to questions about the developmental precursors of romantic love and commitment. What's wrong with love and can it be fixed?

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Adolescent Romantic Relations and Sexual Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practical Implications

Author(s)

Halpern, Carolyn Tucker

Editor(s)

Florsheim, Paul

Year Published

2003

Pages

57-84

Publisher

Lawrence Erlbaum Associates

City of Publication

Mahwah, N.J.

Reference ID

2100