Learning Objectives

After completing this chapter you should be able to:

  • Discuss the influence of living arrangements and decisions about family formation on adult development.
  • Compare and contrast child outcomes associated with various family constellations.
  • Explain the effects of various parenting methods on children and adolescents.]
  • Describe the changes that take place within family relationships after individuals reach adulthood.
  • Discuss how peer relationships develop and change throughout the lifespan.