Interpersonal conflict during adolescence.

  title={Interpersonal conflict during adolescence.},
  author={Brett Laursen and W. Andrew Collins},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  volume={115 2},
Interpersonal conflict is considered within various frameworks of adolescent development. Conflict, defined as behavioral opposition, is distinguished from related constructs. Differences between adolescent relationships and across age groups are reviewed in the incidence and intensity, resolution, and outcome of conflict. Influences of setting on conflict behaviors and effects are emphasized. The evidence does not reveal dramatic shifts in conflict behavior as a function of age or maturation… CONTINUE READING