Friendship Processes / Edition 1

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Overview

This broad-ranging volume examines how friends give meaning to our lives. Each phase of the friendship process is illustrated with empirical research. The result is a conceptual framework that illuminates the fascinating components involved in making friends, becoming close and keeping friends, and in friendships deteriorating and dissolving.

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Documents phases of the friendship process with empirical research, illuminating how we make friends, how we become close, and how friendships dissolve. Elucidates theories of friendship such as reinforcement theories, social exchange and equity theories, and developmental theories, and discusses environmental and situational factors in friendship formation, gender issues, and conflict and anger in friendships. Includes chapter summaries. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803945616
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/1/1995
  • Series: SAGE Series on Close Relationships , #12
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 260
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

Table of Contents

The Meaning of Friendship
Theories of Friendship
Friendship Formation
Achieving Closeness
Gender Issues in Friendship
Friendship Maintenance
Deterioration and Dissolution

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