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Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Faculty

Wyndol Furman

AREAS OF EXPERTISE/RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Romantic Relationships in Adolescence and Early Adulthood
  • Peer Relationships
  • Attachment

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.

EDUCATION

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1978
MA, George Peabody College, 1972
BA, Duke University, 1970

Selected Publications

  • 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.