The psychology of friendship by Mahzad Hojjat, Anne Moyer

By Mahzad Hojjat, Anne Moyer

Within the overdue twentieth and twenty first centuries, the meteoric upward thrust of numerous social media systems and cellular functions have illuminated the profound want friendship and connection have in all of our lives; and but, only a few scholarly volumes have inquisitive about this exact and critical bond in this new period of with regards to one another.

Exploring such issues as friendship and social media, friendship with present and earlier romantic companions, co-workers, mentors, or even pets, editors Mahzad Hojjat and Anne Moyer lead a professional staff of worldwide members as they every one discover how friendship elements inside of our lives today.

What does it suggest to be a chum? What roles do friendships play in our personal improvement? How can we befriend these around the race, ethnicity, gender, and orientation spectrums? What occurs whilst a friendship turns bitter? what's the impact of friendship - strong and undesirable - on our psychological well-being? delivering a miles wanted replace to the sector of interpersonal family members, The Psychology of Friendship serves as a box advisor for readers as they shed conventional definitions of friendship in prefer of up to date contexts and connections.

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Notably, longitudinal research indicates that quantity and quality of friendships in middle childhood predict loneliness in early adolescence (Zhou, Zhao, Sun, & Ding, 2006). , La Greca & Harrison, 2005; Preddy & Fite, 2012). Despite this well-╉established link, these variables typically have been studied concurrently, limiting inferences regarding causal direction. Several recent investigations, however, have examined the relations of friendship experiences and depressive symptoms using a longitudinal design, with the results suggesting that depressive symptoms contribute to more highly negative friendship experiences.

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