Romantic Relationships and Health in Adolescence and Young Adulthood
Rebecca J. Goodman, Diana R. Samek, Sylia Wilson, Matt McGue, William Iacono, Antoinette M. Landor, Jonathon J. Beckmeyera, Tyler B. Jamison, J. Benjamin Hinnanta, Brian M. Hicks, William Iacono; Discussant: Amy Rauer; Co-chairs: Diana R. Samek, Jonathon J. Beckmeyer
- Families & Health
About the Session
- 211-01 - Close Relationships and Depression: A Developmental Cascade Approach
By Rebecca J. Goodman, Diana R. Samek, Sylia Wilson, Matt McGue, William Iacono
- 211-02 - Risk of Romantic Relationships: How Desire for Marriage and Skin Tone Compromises Sexual Health
By Antoinette M. Landor
- 211-03 - Accounting for Relationship Quality When Examining the Associations Between Young Adult Alcohol Use
By Jonathon J. Beckmeyer, Tyler B. Jamison
- 211-04 - Romantic Relationships and Alcohol Use Disorder in Young Adulthood: Person x Environment Effects
By Diana R. Samek, J. Benjamin Hinnanta, Brian M. Hicks, Matt McGue, William Iacono
Discussant: Amy Rauer
Co-chairs: Diana R. Samek, Jonathon J. Beckmeyer
This symposium covers four papers on the topic of romantic relationships and health. Together, we investigate how individual differences and romantic relationship contexts work together to predict various health outcomes, including major depression, risky sexual behavior, alcohol use, and alcohol use disorder. As we address questions such as "how do characteristics of family and romantic relationships impact the lives of adolescents and young adults," we align well with this year's NCFR theme: "Families as Catalysts: Shaping Neurons, Neighborhoods, and Nations."
Three measurable objectives: 1. To identify to what extent romantic relationships impact health in adolescence and young adulthood. 2. To identify how the impact of romantic relationships on health depends on specific features or characteristics of the romantic relationship. 3. To identify how individual differences impact romantic relationships and health.