AREAS OF EXPERTISE/RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Romantic Relationships in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
- Peer Relationships
CURRENT RESEARCH AND PROJECTS
Currently my major research study is Project Star, which is a 15 year longitudinal study of the links among romantic experiences, other close relationships, and adjustment.
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978
MA, George Peabody College, 1972
BA, Duke University, 1970
- Furman, W., Brown, B.B. & Feiring, C. (Eds.) (1999). The development of romantic relationships in adolescence. New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Furman, W., Simon, V.A., Shaffer, L., & Bouchey, H.A. (2002). Adolescents' working models and styles for relationships with parents, friends, and romantic partners. Child Development, 73, 241-
- Furman, W. & Simon, V. A. (2004). Concordance in attachment states of mind and styles with respect to fathers and mothers, Developmental Psychology, 40, 1239-1247.
- Furman, W. & Simon, V. A. (2006). Actor and partner effects of adolescents' working models and styles on interactions with romantic partners. Child Development, 77, 588-604..
- Furman, W. & Collins, W. A. (2008). Adolescent romantic relationships and experiences. In K. H. Rubin, W. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.). Peer interactions, relationships, and groups, pp. 341-360. New York: Guilford Press.
- Furman, W. & Shomaker, L. (2008). Patterns of interaction in adolescent romantic relationships: Distinct features and associations with other close relationships. Journal of Adolescence, 31, 771-778.
- Young, B. J. & Furman, W. (2008). Interpersonal factors in the risk for sexual victimization and its recurrence during adolescence. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 297-309.
- Collins, W. A., Welsh, D. P., & Furman, W. (2009). Adolescent romantic relationships. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 631-652.
- Furman, W., Low, S., & Ho, M. (2009). Romantic experience and psychosocial adjustment in middle adolescence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38, 1-16.
- Hand, L. S. & Furman, W. (2009). Rewards and costs in adolescent other-sex friendships: Comparisons to same-sex friendships and romantic relationships. Social Development, 18, 270-287.
- Branstetter, S. A., Furman, W. & Cottrell, L. (2009). The influence of representations of attachment, maternal-adolescent relationship quality, and maternal monitoring on adolescent substance use: A two-year longitudinal examination. Child Development, 80, 1448-1462,
- Shomaker, L. B. & Furman, W. (2009). Parent-adolescent relationship qualities, internal working models, and styles as predictors of adolescents' observed interactions with friends, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 26, 579-603.
- Simon, V. A. & Furman, W. (2010). Interparental conflict and adolescents' romantic relationships. Journal of Research in Adolescence, 20, 188-209.
- Furman, W. & Winkles, J. K. (2010). Predicting romantic involvement, relationship cognitions, and relationship qualities from physical appearance, perceived norms, and relational styles regarding friends and parents. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 827-836.
- Furman, W. & Shaffer, L. (2011). Romantic partners, friends, friends with benefits, and casual acquaintances as sexual partners. Journal of Sex Research, 48, 554-564..
- Vuyeva, H. & Furman, W. (2011). Depressive symptoms and romantic relationship qualities from adolescence through emerging adulthood: A longitudinal examination of influences Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 123-135.
- Young, B. J., Furman, W., & Jones, M. C. (in press). Changes in adolescents' risk factors following peer sexual coercion: Evidence for a feedback loop. Development and Psychopathology.