Department of Psychology
University of Virginia
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Joseph P. Allen, Professor


Research interests

Adolescent Social Development, Family Relations, Peer relations & Problematic Behaviors (ranging from delinquency and teen pregnancy to depression and anxiety).
Specific topics:

Development of peer influence and peer pressure in adolescence.

Prevention of Teen Pregnancy.

Development of Autonomy and Relatedness in Adolescent Social Interactions.

Adolescent attachment organization.