About Merrill-Palmer Quarterly

This internationally acclaimed periodical features empirical and theoretical papers on child development and family-child relationships. A high-quality resource for researchers, writers, teachers, and practitioners, the journal contains up-to-date information on advances in developmental theories; research on infants, children, adolescents, and families; summaries and integrations of research; commentaries by experts; and reviews of important new books in development.

Current Issue: Volume 67, Issue 4 (2021) Peer Nation



Introduction: The Future of Research on Peer Relations
William M. Bukowski and Amanda J. Rose


Back to the Dyad: Future Directions for Friendship Research
Catherine L. Bagwell, Julie C. Bowker, and Steven R. Asher


Guest Editors

Amanda J. Rose
William M. Bukowski