The Ecology of Adolescent Development

Nancy Darling's lab

Psychology Department, Oberlin College



research projects


conference & outreach presentations

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last updated 3/8/08










Adolescent social relations encompass changing relationships with parents and peers, the initiation of romantic relationships, and an expanding social world that includes greater and more unsupervised interactions with the community and a more sophisticated and multidimensional conception of peers.

My research focuses on how adolescents influence and are influenced by these social relationships and how these different social spheres interact to change the course of individual development.

This site contains information about my current and past research projects, links to related materials that have been prepared for courses or outreach presentations, and copies of papers and conference presentations.