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The costs of family and friends: an 18-month longitudinal study of relationship maintenance and decay

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Evolutionary theory predicts that kin relations will be distinct from friendships, but recent studies have suggested a degree of similarity between these two types of relationships. In this longitudinal study, we examined the influence of kinship on the maintenance costs of social relationships. We followed 25 students over an 18-month period as they made the transition from school to university and examined the association between kinship, relationship maintenance and decay. The emotional in...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
EVOLUTION AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR
Volume:
32
Issue:
3
Pages:
186-197
Publication date:
2011-05-01
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ISSN:
1090-5138
Source identifiers:
303578
Language:
English
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uuid:0a8fe8a0-ee1a-47de-b70f-06da958af4a5
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pubs:303578
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2013-11-16

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