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Collins, W. A., Hennighausen, K. H., Schmit, D. T., & Sroufe, L. A. (1997).  Developmental precursors of romantic relationships:  A longitudinal analysis.  In S. Shulman & W. A. Collins (Eds.), Romantic relationships in adolescence: Developmental perspectives (pp. 69-84). San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.

Collins, W. A., Hennighausen, K. H., Sroufe, L. A. (1998). Developmental precursors of intimacy in romantic relationships: A longitudinal analysis. Paper symposium presented at the International Conference on Personal Relationships. Saratoga Springs, NY.

Collins, W. A., & Sroufe, L. A. (1999).  Capacity for intimate relationships:  A developmental construction.  In W. Furman, C. Feiring, & B. Brown (Eds.), Contemporary perspectives on adolescent romantic relationships (pp. 125-147). New York:  Cambridge University Press.

Reis, H. T., Collins, W. A., & Berscheid, E. (2000).  The relationship context of human behavior and development. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 844-872.

Collins, W. A., Madsen, S. D., & Susman-Stillman, A. (2001).  Parenting during middle childhood. In M. H. Bornstein (Eds.), Handbook of parenting (2nd ed.), Vol. 1 (pp. 73-101).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Zimmer-Gembeck, M.J., Siebenbruner, J., & Collins, W.A. (2001).  Diverse aspects of dating:  Associations with psychosocial functioning from early to middle adolescence.  Journal of Adolescence, 24, 1-24.

Collins, W. A. (2003).  More than myth:  The developmental significance of romantic relationships during adolescence.  Journal of Research on Adolescence, 13(1), 1-24).

Reis, H. T., & Collins, W. A. (2004).  Relationships, human behavior, and psychological science.  Current Directions in Psychological Science, 13(6). 233-237.

Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., Siebenbruner, J., & Collins, W. A. (2004). A prospective study of intraindividual and peer influences on adolescents’ heterosexual romantic and sexual behavior.  Archives of Sexual Behavior, 33(4). 381-394.

Linder, J. R., & Collins, W. A. (2005). Parent and peer predictors of physical aggression and conflict management in romantic relationships in early adulthood. Journal of Family Psychology, 19(2), 252-262.

Roisman, G. I., Collins, W. A., Sroufe, L. A., & Egeland, B. (2005). Predictors of young adults’ representations of and behavior in their current romantic relationship: Prospective tests of the prototype hypothesis.  Attachment and Human Development, 7(2). 105-121.

Collins, W. A., & Madsen, S. D. (2006).  Close relationships in adolescence and early adulthood.  In D. Perlman & A. Vangelisti (Eds.), Handbook of personal relationships (pp. 191-209). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Collins, W. A., & van Dulmen, M. (2006). Friendships and romantic relationships in emerging adulthood: Continuities and discontinuities. In J. J. Arnett & J. Tanner (Ed.), Emerging adults in America: Coming of age in the 21st century (pp. 219-234). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Collins, W. A., & Van Dulmen, M. (2006).  “The course of true love(s).  .  .”:  Origins and  pathways in the development of romantic relationships. In A. Crouter & A. Booth (Eds.), Romance and Sex in Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood: Risks and Opportunities (pp. 63-86). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

Carlivati, J., & Collins, W. A. (2007). Adolescent attachment representations and development in a risk sample. In M. Scharf & O. Mayseless (Eds.), Attachment in adolescence.  New Directions For Child and Adolescent Development, No. 117, 91-106.

Collins, W. A., Haydon, K. C., & Hesemeyer, P. (2007).  Relating relationships:  Development, expansion, and interrelations in relationship networks. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31 (6), 581-584.

Ostrov, J. M., & Collins, W. A. (2007).  Social dominance in romantic relationships:  A prospective longitudinal study in nonverbal processes. Social Development, 16(3), 580-595.

Siebenbruner, J., Zimmer-Gembeck, M. J., & Egeland, B. (2007). Sexual partners and contraceptive use: 16-year prospective study predicting abstinence and risk behavior. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 17(1). 179-206.

Simpson, J. A., Collins, W. A., Tran, S., Haydon, K. C. (2007). Attachment and the experience and expression of emotions in romantic relationships: A developmental perspective. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92(2). 355-367.

Furman, W., & Collins, W. A. (2008).  Adolescent romantic relationships and experiences. In K. H. Rubin, W. Bukowski, & B. Laursen (Eds.), Handbook of Peer Interactions, Relationships, and Groups. New York:  Guilford Press.

Madsen, S., & Collins, W. A. (2008).  Expressive and collaborative relationship processes in observations of adolescents' interactions with parents and romantic partners. Journal of Adolescence, 31, 789-794.

Van Dulmen, M., Goncy, E., Haydon, K. C., & Collins, W. A. (2008).  Distinctiveness of adolescent and emerging adult romantic relationship features in predicting externalizing behavior problems.  Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 336-345.

Zimmer-Gembeck, M., & Collins, W. A. (2008)  Gender, mature appearance, alcohol use and dating as correlates of sexual partner accumulation from ages 16-26 years. Journal of Adolescent Health, 40, 564-572.

Collins, W. A., Welsh, D. P., & Furman, W. (2009). Adolescent romantic relationships.  Annual Review of Psychology, 60. 631-652.

Collins, W. A., & Furman, W. (2009).  Romantic relationships in adolescence.  In Reis, H.T., & Sprecher, S. Encyclopedia of Human Relationships.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Sage Publications.

Collins, W. A., Raby, K. L., & Causadias, J. M. (2011). Transformations in close relationship networks: Parent-child relationships and their social extensions. In B. Laursen & W. A. Collins (Eds.), Relationship pathways: From adolescence to young adulthood. (pp. 3-22). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Englund, M. M., Kuo, S. I., Puig, J., & Collins, W. A. (2011). Early roots of adult competence: The significance of close relationships from infancy to early adulthood. International Journal of Behavioral Development, 35(6). 490-496.
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Madsen, S. D., & Collins, W. A. (2011). The salience of adolescent romantic experiences for romantic relationship qualities in young adulthood. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(4), 789-801.

Oriña, M. M., Collins, W. A., Simpson, J. A., Salvatore, J. E., Haydon, K. C., & Kim, J. S.  (2011).  Developmental and dyadic perspectives on commitment in adult romantic relationships.  Psychological Science.  doi:10.1177/0956797611410573

Salvatore, J.E., Collins, W.A., & Simpson, J.A. (2011). An organizational-developmental perspective on functioning in adult romantic relationships. In L. Campbell & T.J. Loving (Eds.), Interdisciplinary research on close relationships: The case for integration. (pp. 155-177). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Salvatore, J. E., Kuo, S. I., Steele, R. D., Simpson, J. A., & Collins, W. A. (2011). Recovering from conflict in romantic relationships: A developmental perspective. Psychological Science. doi: 10.1177/

Simpson, J. A., Collins, W. A., & Salvatore, J. E. (2011). The impact of early interpersonal experience on adult romantic relationship functioning: Recent findings from the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(6), 355-359.

Haydon, K. C., Collins, W. A., Salvatore, J. E., Simpson, J. A., & Roisman, G. I. (2012). Shared and distinctive origins and effects of adult attachment representations: The developmental organization of romantic functioning. Child Development, 83, 1689-1702. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01801.x

Salvatore, J. E., Haydon, K. C., Simpson, J. A., & Collins, W. A. (2013). The distinctive role of romantic relationships in moderating the effects of early caregiving on adult anxious–depressed symptoms over 9 years. Development and Psychopathology, 25(3), 843-856.

Simpson, J. A., Collins, W. A., Salvatore, J. E., & Sung, S. (2014). The impact of early interpersonal experience on romantic relationship functioning in adulthood. In M. Mikulincer & P. R. Shaver (Eds.), Mechanisms of social connections: From brain to group (pp. 221-234). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi: 10.1037/14250-013

Simpson, J. A., & Overall, N. C. (2014). Partner buffering of attachment insecurity. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 23, 54-59. doi: 10.1177/0963721413510933