The Psychology of Friendship

Mahzad Hojjat, Anne Moyer
Oxford University Press, 24 oct 2016
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In the late 20th and 21st centuries, the meteoric rise of countless social media platforms and mobile applications have illuminated the profound need friendship and connection have in all of our lives; and yet, very few scholarly volumes have focused on this unique and important bond during this new era of relating to one another. Exploring such topics as friendship and social media, friendship with current and past romantic partners, co-workers, mentors, and even pets, editors Mahzad Hojjat and Anne Moyer lead an expert group of global contributors as they each explore how friendship factors within our lives today. What does it mean to be a friend? What roles do friendships play in our own development? How do we befriend those across the race, ethnicity, gender, and orientation spectrums? What happens when a friendship turns sour? What is the effect of friendship - good and bad - on our mental health? Providing a much needed update to the field of interpersonal relations, The Psychology of Friendship serves as a field guide for readers as they shed traditional definitions of friendship in favor of contemporary contexts and connections.

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Friendship in Childhood and Adolescence
Normative Patterns
Interactive Motifs and Processes in Old Age Friendship
The Hackneyed Notions of Adult SameSex and OppositeSex
Friendships Across Race Ethnicity and Sexual Orientation
Friendship and Social Media
Social Psychological Implications of Human
Friendship After Romantic Relationship
Transgression Forgiveness and Revenge in Friendship
Competition in Friendship
Friendship and Health
Friendship and Mental Health Functioning
Maintaining LongLasting Friendships
Friendship An Echo a Hurrah and Other Reflections

A NeedFulfillment Perspective
Friendship Among Coworkers
Mentors as Friends

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Sobre el autor (2016)

Mahzad Hojjat is a social psychologist and Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Dr. Hojjat has taught, researched, and written about close relationships for the last 20 years. Her research focuses on a variety of topics including resilience, satisfaction, betrayal, and forgiveness in friendships and romantic relationships. Anne Moyer has been a faculty member in the Department of Psychology at Stony Brook University since 2001. Her research interests include psychosocial issues surrounding cancer and cancer risk, medical decision making, research synthesis and meta-analysis and the psychology of research participation. She and co-editor, Mahzad Hojjat, became friends and collaborators while in graduate school together.

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