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The power of Black female friendships in predominantly White colleges

Leath, S., Mims, L., Evans, K. A., Parker, T., & Billingsley, J. T. (2022). “I can be unapologetically who I am”: A study of friendship among Black undergraduate women at PWIs. Emerging Adulthood, 10(4), 837–851.  https://doi.org/10.1177/21676968211066156 Summarized by Ariel Ervin Notes of Interest:  Evidence shows that Black students attending predominantly White institutions (PWIs) experience on-campus […]

Study Shows a Key to Reducing Poverty: More Friendships Between Rich & Poor

By Claire Cain Miller, Josh Katz, Francesca Paris, and Aatish Bhatia, The New York Times Over the last four decades, the financial circumstances into which children have been born have increasingly determined where they have ended up as adults. But an expansive new study, based on billions of social media connections, has uncovered a powerful […]

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% […]