Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Study from Utrecht University in the Netherlands Shows Most People Replace Friends Every 7 Years

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A new study by sociologist Gerald Mollenhorst of Utrecht University in the Netherlands indicates that people replace close friends with new ones every seven years. The conclusion of the study was that our social networks tend to remain about the same size.

If you are interested in learning more about friendships visit DCPL's Social Sciences Division. We have a diverse collection of books on meeting people and maintaining friendships.

This list is includes some of the more recent titles:

Bisexual Women: Friendship and Social Organization. –Marlene Paz Galupo
306.765 B6216

Friendship: An Exposé. - Joseph Epstein
302.34 E646

I Can Tell Her Anything: The Power of Girl Talk - Annette Annechild
302.34 A6137

The Girls: A True Story of Lifelong Friendship-Nina Barrett
305.244 B274

The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship- Jeffrey Zaslow 305.4092 Z38

Some of My Best Friends: Writings on Interracial Friendship. – Emily Bernard
302.34 S693

The Red Hat Society: Fun and Friendship after Fifty - Sue Ellen Cooper
305.244 B274

Friend or Frenemy?: A Guide to the Friends You Need and the Ones You Don't. Andrea Lavinthal
302.3408 L412

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