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Study shows most teenage friendships doomed to fail: But whose fault is that?

By Sam Carr, Lecturer in Education, University of Bath The psychiatrist Harry Sullivan believed that nothing is a more significant determinant of psychological well-being than the nature of our closest social bonds. In adolescence, research has consistently linked the quality of friendships to important outcomes such as emotional health, self esteem, the ability to overcome social […]

Boys’ Friendships During Adolescence: Intimacy, Desire, and Loss.

Way, N. (2013)., Boys’ Friendships During Adolescence: Intimacy, Desire, and Loss.  Journal of Research on Adolescence. In this piece, NYU Professor Niobe Way reviews findings from more than twenty years of research on  boys’ friendships. Way pits cultural stereotypes and assumptions about boy’s friendships against her fascinating observations.  According to her studies, more than 85% […]