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Sex differences in social focus across the life cycle in humans.

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Age and gender are two important factors that play crucial roles in the way organisms allocate their social effort. In this study, we analyse a large mobile phone dataset to explore the way life history influences human sociality and the way social networks are structured. Our results indicate that these aspects of human behaviour are strongly related to age and gender such that younger individuals have more contacts and, among them, males more than females. However, the rate of decrease in t...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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10.1098/rsos.160097

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Bhattacharya, K More by this author
Monsivais, D More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Publisher:
Royal Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Royal Society open science Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
4
Pages:
160097
Publication date:
2016
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EISSN:
2054-5703
URN:
uuid:e525d86b-ee43-43d4-946a-3d9cd8586a75
Source identifiers:
619799
Local pid:
pubs:619799

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