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Breaking bread: the functions of social eating

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Communal eating, whether in feasts or everyday meals with family or friends, is a human universal, yet it has attracted surprisingly little evolutionary attention. I use data from a UK national stratified survey to test the hypothesis that eating with others provides both social and individual benefits. I show that those who eat socially more often feel happier and are more satisfied with life, are more trusting of others, are more engaged with their local communities, and have more friends t...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1007/s40750-017-0061-4

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University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Dunbar, R
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Advanced Investigator grant
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing Publisher's website
Journal:
Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology Journal website
Volume:
3
Issue:
3
Pages:
198–211
Publication date:
2017-01-01
Acceptance date:
2017-02-20
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2198-7335
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683740
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uuid:f9c3317e-b18c-42f4-85da-c93a6b9f245e
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2017-03-02

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