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Girl talk : what science can tell us about female friendship

Author: Jacqueline Mroz
Publisher: New York, NY : Seal Press, Hachette Book Group, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In Girl Talk, veteran reporter Jacqueline Mroz explores the true nature of female friendship--a phenomenon that's as culturally powerful as it is individually mysterious. Mroz takes a new look at how friendship has evolved throughout history, showing how friends tend to share more genetic commonalities than strangers, and that the more friends we have, the more empathy and pleasure chemicals are present in our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jacqueline Mroz
ISBN: 9781580057677 1580057675
OCLC Number: 1028165415
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: xix, 262 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: A history of friendship : how the idea started --
The science of friendship : why we act the way we do with our friends --
The evolution of friendship : how animals make friends, and what it means for humans --
Women versus men : why their friendships are so different --
Famous friends : women's friendship in literature --
Mon ami : friendship in other cultures --
The breakup : stories of women who experienced the end of a friendship --
Friending and unfriending : how technology is changing friendship --
A friend indeed : the health benefits : why women become friends and what we get out of it --
Friends forever : making new friends and keeping old ones.
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A New York Times' science reporter's investigation into the fascinating and distinctive nature of women's friendships, and how they shape the culture at large  Read more...

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"Mroz employs reportage from scientific studies and interviews with anthropologists, psychologists and neuroscientists, as well as anecdotes from sources and her own personal stories... A compelling Read more...

 
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