Friendship as a social institution. Public users are able to search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter without a subscription. Same- and cross-sex friendships and the psychology of homosociality. Aukett, R.
In addition, individuals involved in interracial romantic relationships report they value each other's differences as providing novelty and contributing to self-expansion. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 16, Future research could also investigate more of the possible benefits to having opposite-sex friends.
On the one hand, they can be very beneficial because women tend to be more empathetic and affectionate with each other and value intimacy more than men do. Overall, the proportions of cross-race friendships in the U.
Newfoundland social and economic papers No. Bell, R. McClintuck, L. The social construction of reality. Self-disclosure in adult friendship: Gender and marital status differences.
The paper concludes by recommending several principles and avenues of future research to begin a research tradition on this significant yet ignored personal relationship. New York: Association Press, Sociometry, , 36, — Davis, K.
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