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Disclosure Processes in Children and Adolescents

Disclosure Processes in Children and Adolescents

Hardback Cambridge Studies in Social & Emotional Development

Edited by Ken J. Rotenberg, Series edited by Carolyn Uhlinger Shantz, Series edited by Robert N. Emde, Series edited by Willard W. Hartup, Series edited by Lois Wladis Hoffman, Series edited by Franz J. Mönks, Series edited by Eleanor E. Maccoby, Series edited by Nancy Eisenberg, Series edited by Carolyn Zahn-Waxler, Series edited by Ross D. Parke

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  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Format: Hardback | 247 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 228mm x 24mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 May 1995
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0521470986
  • ISBN 13: 9780521470988
  • Edition: 3
  • Edition statement: New.
  • Illustrations note: 1 b/w illus. 19 tables

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To be known, and to know others, is critical to all social relationships. This topic of 'disclosure processes' not only pertains to people's disclosure of daily thoughts and emotions, but to their disclosure of many controversial problems in contemporary society, such as divorce, AIDS and sexual abuse. The bulk of research has focused on disclosure processes in adults and relatively little attention has been given to that phenomena in children and adolescents. The collection of chapters in this book redresses the balance by systematically examining disclosure processes in children and adolescents. This covers the knowledge of how, to whom, and the conditions under which children and adolescents reveal their personal thoughts and emotions.

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"...apt to be as successful as its predecessors [in the Cambridge Studies in Social and Emotional Development series] in heralding a new era in the developmental study of interpersonal relationships. This volume is accessible and engaging to those new to the study of disclosure processes and social relationships, and at the same time providing a provocative tour de force for scholars engaged in research on these topics. The work goes beyond a comprehensive review of classic and current research and theory, advancing an inclusive perspective on processes and variations in self-disclosure during childhood and adolescence. A luminary cast of contributors...identifies nascent issues and ascending investigations likely to dominate the discussion of self-disclosure well into the next century." Brett Laursen and Margaret Ferreira, Journal of Adolescence

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To be known, and to know others, is critical to all social relationships. The topic of "disclosure processes" pertains not only to people's disclosure of daily thoughts and emotions, but to their disclosure of many controversial problems in contemporary society, such as divorce, AIDS, and sexual abuse. The bulk of research has focused on disclosure processes in adults, and relatively little attention has been given to those phenomena in children and adolescents. The chapters in this book redress the balance by systematically examining disclosure processes in children and adolescents. They cover how, to whom, and the conditions under which children and adolescents reveal their personal thoughts and emotions. They include new research, extensive reviews of the research, and a focus on the contemporary issues of the role of disclosure processes in family therapy and sexual abuse. This book will be of interest to developmental psychologists, social psychologists, clinical psychologists, social workers, education specialists, and nurses.

Table of contents

List of contributors; 1. Disclosure processes: an introduction Ken J. Rotenburg; 2. Patterns and functions of self-disclosure during childhood and adolescence Duane Buhrmester and Karen Prager; 3. Intimacy and self-disclosure in friendships Thomas J. Berndt and Nancy A. Hanna; 4. Self-disclosure and the sibling relationship: what did Romulus tell Remus? Nina Howe, Jasmin Aquan-Assee and William M. Bukowski; 5. Lonely preadolescents' disclosure to familiar peers and related social perceptions Ken J. Rotenburg and Mona Holowatuik; 6. Children's disclosure of vicariously induced emotions Nancy Eisenberg and Richard A. Fabes; 7. Moral development and children's differential disclosure to adults versus peers Ken J. Rotenberg; 8. Parental influences on children's willingness to disclose Beverly I. Fagot, Karen Luks and Jovonna Poe; 9. Disclosure processes: issues for child sexual abuse victims Kay Bussey and Elizabeth J. Grimbeek; 10. Self-disclosure in adolescents: a family systems perspective H. Russell Searight, Susan L. Thomas, Christopher M. Manley and Timothy U. Ketterson; Author index; subject index.