'Friendship is one of life's most essential and rewarding forms of interpersonal relations, and is a key feature in every culture on Earth ... This book is the first multi-authored volume presenting a current forum on friendship since the early 1980s, and as such represents an important contribution to the discipline ... Recommended for all levels of readers.' Choice
This volume presents important research into the little-explored social and emotional development that accompany early friendships. Internationally recognized scholars discuss the details of friendship development, the accompanying cognitive growth, and its emotional and social adjustment. The authors also express their views on future directions for such research.