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Furman, W. & Buhrmester, D. (1985). Children's perceptions of the qualities of sibling relationships. Child Development, 56, 448-461.

Furman, W. & Buhrmester, D. (1985). Children's perceptions of the personal relationships in their social networks. Developmental Psychology, 21, 1016-1022. (Reprinted in D. Canter (Ed.) International Library of Psychology. Hampshire, UK: Ashgate Publishing).

Shaver, P., Furman, W., & Buhrmester, D. (1985). Shaver, P., Furman, W., & Buhrmester, D. (1985). Transition to college: Network changes, social skills, and loneliness. In S. Duck & D. Perlman (Eds.), Understanding personal relationships: An interdisciplinary approach (pp. 193-219). London: Sage.

Buhrmester, D., & Furman, W. (1986). The Changing Functions of Friends in Childhood: A Neo-Sullivanian Perspective. In V.J. Derlega & B.A. Winstead (Eds.), Friendship and social interaction (pp. 41-62). New York: Springer-Verlag.

Buhrmester, D., & Furman, W. (1987). The development of companionship and intimacy. Child Development, 58, 1101-1113.

Buhrmester, D., Furman, W., Wittenberg, M. T., & Reis, H. T. (1988). Five domains of interpersonal competence in peer relations. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 55, 6, 991-1008.

Adler, T., Furman, W. (1988). A model for children's relationships and relationship dysfunctions. (pp. 211-229). In S. W. Duck (Ed.) Handbook of Personal Relationships. Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons Ltd.

Furman, W., Jones, L., Buhrmester, D. & Adler, T. (1989). Children's, Parents', and Observers' Perspectives on Sibling Relationships. (pp. 165-183). In P. G. Zukow (Ed.) Sibling Interaction Across Cultures: Theoretical and Methodological Issues. New York, New York: Springer-Verlag.

Gavin, L. & Furman, W. (1989). Age difference in adolescents' perceptions of their peer groups. Developmental Psychology, 25, 827-834.

Buhrmester, D., & Furman, W. (1990). Perceptions of sibling relationships during middle childhood and adolescence. Child Development, 61, 1387-1398.

Furman, W., & Buhrmester, D. (1992). Age and sex differences in perceptions of networks of personal relationships. Child Development, 63, 103-115.

Furman, W., & Wehner, E.A. (1994). Romantic views: Toward a theory of adolescent romantic relationships. In R. Montemayor, G.R. Adams, & G.P. Gullota (Ed.) Advances in adolescent development: Volume 6, Relationships during adolescence (pp. 168-195). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Furman, W. & Giberson, R. S. (1995). Identifying the Links Between Parents and Their Children's Sibling Relationships. (pp. 95-108). In S. Shulman (Ed.) Close Relationships and Socioemotional Development. Norwood, New Jersey: Ablex. 

Furman, W. (1996). The measurement of children and adolescent's perceptions of friendships: Conceptual and methodological issues. In W.M. Bukowski, A.F. Newcomb, & W.W. Hartup (Eds.), The company they keep: Friendships in childhood and adolescence (pp. 41-65). Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.

Gavin, L., & Furman, W. (1996). Adolescent girls' relationships with mothers and best friends. Child Development, 67, 375-386. (Reprinted in G. Adams (Ed.) (2000) Adolescent development: The essential readings. Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Furman, W., & Flanagan, A. (1997). The influence of earlier relationships on marriage: An attachment perspective. In W.K. Halford & H.J. Markman (Eds.), Clinical handbook of marriage and couples interventions (pp. 179-202). Chicester: Wiley.

Stocker, C., Lanthier, R., & Furman, W. (1997). Sibling relationships in early adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 11, 210-221.

Furman, W., & Wehner, E.A. (1997). Adolescent romantic relationships: A developmental perspective. In S. Shulman & W.A. Collins (Eds.), New directions for child development (No. 78). Romantic relationships in adolescence: Developmental perspectives (pp. 21-36). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Furman, W. & Simon, V. (1998). Advice from youth: Some lessons from the study of adolescent relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15, 723-739.

Furman, W. (1999). Friends and lovers: The role of peer relationships in adolescent romantic relationships. In W.A. Collins & B. Laursen (Eds.), Relationships as developmental contexts: The 30th Minnesota Symposia on Child Development (pp. 133-154). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Brown, B.B., Feiring, C., & Furman, W. (1999). Missing the love boat: Why researchers have shied away from adolescent romance. In W. Furman, B.B. Brown, & C. Feiring (Eds.), The development of romantic relationships in adolescence (pp. 1-16). NY: Cambridge University Press.

Furman, W., Feiring, C., & Brown, B.B. (1999). Love is a many splendored thing: Next steps for theory and research. In W. Furman, B.B. Brown, & C. Feiring (Eds.), The development of romantic relationships in adolescence. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Furman, W., & Simon, V. (1999). Cognitive representations of romantic relationships. In W. Furman, B.B. Brown, & C. Feiring (Eds.), The development of romantic relationships in adolescence (pp. 75-98). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Furman, W., & Shaffer, L.A. (1999). A story of adolescence: The emergence of other-sex relationships. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 28(4), 513-522.

Connolly, J., Furman, W., & Konarski, R. (2000). The role of peers in the emergence of heterosexual romantic relationships in adolescence. Child Development, 71, 1395-1408.

Flanagan, A., & Furman, W. (2000). Sexual victimization and perceptions of close relationships in adolescence. Child Maltreatment, 5, 350-359.

Simon, V., Bouchey, H., & Furman, W. (2000). The social construction of adolescents' representations of romantic relationships. In S. Larose & G. M. Tarabulsy (Eds.) Attachment and development: Vol. 2 Adolescence. Quebec: Les Presses de l'Universite du Quebec.

Furman, W. (2001). Working models of friendships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 18, 583-602.

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, 241-255.

Furman, W,. (2002) The emerging field of adolescent romantic relationships. Current directions in Psychological Science, 11, 177-180.

Bouchey, H.A., & Furman, W. (2003). Dating and romantic experiences in adolescence. In G.R. Adams & M. Berzonsky (Eds.). The Blackwell handbook of adolescence (pp. 313-329) Oxford, UK: Blackwell Publishers.

Furman, W., & Shaffer, L. (2003). The role of romantic relationships in adolescent development. In P. Florsheim (Ed.), Adolescent romantic relations and sexual behavior: Theory, research, and practical implications (pp. 3-22). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Berger, L. E., McMakin, D. & Furman, W. (2005). The language of love in adolescence. In A. Williams & C. Thurlow (Eds.), Communication in adolescence: Perspectives on language and social interaction in the teenage years. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing.

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., & Hand, L. S. (2006). The slippery nature of romantic relationships: Issues in definition and differentiation. In A. Booth & A. C. Crouter (Eds.) Romance and sex in adolescence and emerging adulthood: Risks and opportunities (pp. 171-178). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

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.

Laursen, B., Furman, W. & Mooney, K. S. (2006). Predicting interpersonal competence and self-worth from adolescent relationships and relationship networks: Variable-centered and person-centered perspectives, Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 52, 572-600.

Furman, W., Ho, M. H. & Low, S. M. (2007). The rocky road of adolescent romantic experience: Dating and adjustment. In R. C. M. E. Engels, M. Kerr & Stattin, H. (Eds.), Friends, lovers, and groups: Key relationships in adolescence (pp. 61-80). New York: John Wiley & Sons.

Furman, W. & Collins, W. A. (2007). Adolescent romantic relationships and experiences. In K. H. Rubin, W. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.). Peer interactions, relationships, and groups. New York: Guilford Press.

Furman W., McDunn, C. & Young B. J. (2008). The role of peer and romantic relationships in adolescent affective development. In: N. B. Allen & L. Sheeber (Eds.) Adolescent emotional development and the emergence of depressive disorders. New York: Guilford Press.

Furman, W. & Simon, V. A. (2008). Homophily in adolescent romantic relationships. In: M. Prinstein & K. A. Dodge (Eds.) Peer contagion processes among youth. New York: Guilford Press.

Furman, W. & Winkles, J. K. (2011). Transformations in Heterosexual Romantic Relationships Across the Transition into Adulthood: "Meet Me at the Bleachers... I mean the Bar" (pp. 209-213). In B. Laursen & W. A. Collins (Eds.) Relationship pathways: From Adolescence to Young Adulthood. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Young, B. J., Furman, W. & Laursen, B. (2011). Models of change and continuity in romantic experiences (pp. 44-66). In Fincham, F. D. (Eds.) Romantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press 

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Kiang, L. & Furman W. (2007). Representations of attachment to parents in adolescent sibling pairs: concordant or discordant? In M. Scharf & O. Mayesless (Eds.) Attachment in Adolescence: Reflections and New Angles. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Shomaker, L. B. & Furman, W. (2007). Same-sex peers' influence on young women's body image: An experimental manipulation. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.

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.

Furman, W. & Shomaker, L. (2008). Patterns of interaction in adolescent romantic relationships: Distinct features and associations with other close relationships. Journal of Adolescence.

Hand, L. S. & Furman, W. (2008). Rewards and costs in adolescent other-sex friendships: Comparisons to same-sex friendships and romantic relationships. Social Development, 18, 270-287.

Shomaker, L. B. & Furman, W. (2008). Interpersonal relationship influences on late adolescent girls' and boys' disordered eating. Eating Behaviors, 10, 97-106.

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

Collins, W. A., Welsh, D. P., & Furman, W. (2009). Adolescent romantic relationships. Annual Review of Psychology, 60, 631-652.

Furman, W. & Buhrmester, D. (2009). The Network of Relationships Inventory: Behavioral Systems Version. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 33, 470-478.

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.

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.

Furman, W. & Winkles, J. K. (2010). Predicting romantic involvement, relationship cognitions, and relationship qualities from physical appearance, perceived norms, and relationship styles regarding friends and parents. Journal of Adolescence, 33, 827-836.

Simon, V. A. & Furman, W. (2010). Interparental conflict and adolescents' romantic relationships. Journal of Research in Adolescence, 20, 188-209.

Shomaker, L. B. & Furman, W. (2010). A prospective investigation of interpersonal influences on the pursuit of muscularity in late adolescent boys and girls. Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 391-404.

Branstetter, S.A., Low, S. & Furman, W. (2011). The influence of parents and friends on adolescent substance use: A multidimensional approach. Journal of Substance Use, 16, 150-160.  

Furman, W. & Shaffer, L. (2011). Romantic partners, friends, friends with benefits, and causal acquaintances as sexual partners. Journal of Sex Research, 48, 554-564.

Jones, M. C. & Furman, W. (2011). Representations of romantic relationships, romantic experience and sexual behavior in adolescence. Personal Relationships, 18, 144-164.

Vujeva, H. & Furman, W. (2011). Depressive symptoms and romantic relationship qualities from adolescence through emerging adulthood: A longitudinal examination of influence. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 123-135.

Young, B. J., Furman, W., & Jones, M. C. (2012). Changes in adolescents' risk factors following peer sexual coercion: Evidence for a feedback loop. Development and Psychopathology, 24, 559-571.

Young, B. J., Furman, W. (2013). Predicting Commitment in Young Adults' Physically Aggressive and Sexually Coercive Dating Relationships. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 3245-3264.

Collibee, C. & Furman, W. (2014). Impact of Sexual Coercion on Romantic Experiences of Adolescents and Young Adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 1431-1441.

Furman, W. & Collibee, C. (2014). Sexual Activity with Romantic and Nonromantic Partners and Psychosocial Adjustment in Young Adults. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 43, 1327-1341.

Furman, W. & Collibee, C. (2014). A Matter of Timing: Developmental Theories of Romantic Involvement and Psychosocial Adjustment. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 1149-1160.

Furman, W., Stephenson, J.C., & Rhoades, G.K. (2014). Positive Interactions and Avoidant and Anxious Representations in Relationships With Parents, Friends, and Romantic Partners. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 24, 615-629.

Furman, W. & Rose, A.J. (2015). Friendships, Romantic Relationships and Other Dyadic Peer Relationships. The Handbook of Child Psychology and Developmental Science (Seventh Edition); Vol. 3, Social and Emotional Development.

Collibee, C. & Furman, W. (2015). Quality Counts: Developmental Shifts in Associations between Romantic Relationship Qualities and Psychosocial Adjustment. Child Development, 86, 1639-1652.

Collibee, C. & Furman, W. (2015). The Relationship Context for Sexual Activity and its Associations with Romantic Cognitions among Emerging Adults. Emerging Adulthood, 4, 71-81.

Golden, R., Furman, W., & Collibee, C. (2016). The risks and rewards of sexual debut. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1913-1925.

Novak, J., Furman, W. (2016). Partner Violence during Adolescence and Young Adulthood Individual and Relationship Level Risk Factors. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1849-1861.

Collibee, C. & Furman, W. (2016). Chronic and Acute Relational Risk Factors for Dating Aggression in Adolescence and Young Adulthood. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 763-776.

Furman, W. (in press). The Romantic Relationships of Youth. To appear in W. Bukowski, B. Laursen, & K. H. Rubin (Eds.), Peer Interactions, relationships and groups, 2nd Edition. New York: Guilford Press.

Furman, W. & Collibee, C. (in press). The Past is Present: Representations of Parents, Friends and Romantic Partners Predict Subsequent Romantic Representations. Child Development.

Lantagne, A.,  Furman, W., & Novak, J. (in press). "Stay or Leave": Predictors of Relationship Dissolution in Emerging Adulthood. Emerging Adulthood.