About the Editors ix
List of Contributors xi
Introduction: Girls’ Problem Behavior: From the What to the Why 1
Geertjan Overbeek and Anna-Karin Andershed
PART 1: MATURITY AND HEALTH 9
1 A Contextual Amplification Hypothesis: Pubertal Timing and Girls’ Emotional and Behavioral Problems 11
Xiaojia Ge, Misaki N. Natsuaki, Run Jin, and Michael C. Biehl
2 Fits and Misfits: How Adolescents’ Representations of Maturity Relate To Their Adjustment 31
Lauree C. Tilton-Weaver, Fumiko Kakihara, Sheila K. Marshall, and Nancy L. Galambos
3 Physical Health in Adolescent Girls with Antisocial Behavior 69
Kathleen Pajer, Andrea Lourie, and Lisa Leininger
PART 2: CO-OCCURRING PROBLEMS 95
4 Using Girls’ Voices and Words to Study Their Problems 97
Joanne Belknap, Emily Gaarder, Kristi Holsinger, Cathy McDaniels Wilson, and Bonnie Cady
5 Developmental Comorbidity of Depression and Conduct Problems in Girls 117
Kate Keenan, Xin Feng, Dara Babinski, Alison Hipwell, Amanda Hinze, Rolf Loeber, and Magda Stouthamer-Loeber
PART 3: GIRLS’ PROBLEM BEHAVIOR AND RELATIONSHIPS 139
6 Deviancy Training in a Sample of High-Risk Adolescent Girls in The Netherlands 141
Annika K. E. de Haan, Geertjan Overbeek, Karin S. Nijhof, and Rutger C. M. E. Engels
7 Girls’ Aggressive Behavior Problems: A Focus on Relationships 165
Debra Pepler, Jennifer Connolly, Wendy Craig, and Depeng Jiang
8 Attachment and Aggression: From Paradox to Principles of Intervention to Reduce Risk of Violence in Teens 185
Marlene M. Moretti and Ingrid Obsuth
9 The Transfer of Developmental and Health Risk from Women with Histories of Aggressive Behavior to Their Children: Recent Results from the Concordia Longitudinal Project 207
Lisa A. Serbin, Dale M. Stack, Michele Hubert, Alex E. Schwartzman, and Jane Ledingham
Rutger C. M. E. Engels Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Geertjan Overbeek Utrecht University, the Netherlands.
Anna-Karin Andershed Orebro University, Sweden.
Margaret Kerr Orebro University, Sweden.