Making friends

Brownlow, Charlotte (2010) Making friends. In: Discovering psychology. Open University Press, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom, pp. 233-269. ISBN 9781848734661

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Aims and objectives
After studying this chapter you should be able to:
• outline the complexities surrounding the understandings and definitions of friendships
• reflect on some of the key methodological approaches that have been used to research friendship
• consider the influences that peers may have on an individual's behaviour
• describe the role that cultural experiences may play in our understandings and experiences of friendship
• outline the possible changing nature of friendships in the light of new technologies and the possibilities that these may offer for 'global friendships'.

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Permanent restricted access to published version due to publisher copyright policy.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Psychology
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2011 00:57
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 05:31
Uncontrolled Keywords: children; peers; friendship; cross-cultural communication; influences
Fields of Research : 17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170113 Social and Community Psychology
17 Psychology and Cognitive Sciences > 1701 Psychology > 170102 Developmental Psychology and Ageing
11 Medical and Health Sciences > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111714 Mental Health
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 92 Health > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920410 Mental Health

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