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The anatomy of friendship

Abstract:

Friendship is the single most important factor influencing our health, well-being, and happiness. Creating and maintaining friendships is, however, extremely costly, in terms of both the time that has to be invested and the cognitive mechanisms that underpin them. Nonetheless, personal social networks exhibit many constancies, notably in their size and their hierarchical structuring. Understanding the processes that give rise to these patterns and their evolutionary origins requires a multidi...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.tics.2017.10.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Grant:
Centenary Research Project
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Trends in Cognitive Sciences Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Pages:
32-51
Publication date:
2017-12-19
Acceptance date:
2017-10-18
DOI:
EISSN:
1879-307X
ISSN:
1364-6613
Pubs id:
pubs:815261
URN:
uri:ec201b93-8447-4d03-bcfc-99d8a3980860
UUID:
uuid:ec201b93-8447-4d03-bcfc-99d8a3980860
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pubs:815261

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