Friendship: Development, Ecology, and Evolution of a Relationship

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University of California Press, 2010 - Psychology - 383 pages
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"Hruschka's integrative approach provides a robust, and accessible, view of the complexities of making, having, and being friends. This kind of inquiry is at the forefront of modern biocultural anthropology."--Agustin Fuentes, author of Evolution of Human Behavior

"Despite its importance to human happiness and well-being, friendship has long been a puzzle--largely a neglected one--for evolutionary scholars. Daniel Hruschka's book is a long overdue remedy to this situation. Through a deft combination of rigorous analysis and fine writing, Hruschka provides a thorough examination of friendship across the full range of human societies, past and present. His book will be an essential starting point for future work on this important topic."--Lee Cronk, author of That Complex Whole: Culture and the Evolution of Human Behavior

"With Friendship, Dan Hruschka uses evolutionary science to breathe new life into a topic that is vastly important and woefully misunderstood. Remarkable for its scope, insightfulness, and clarity, this book will change how we think about friendship for years to come."--Michael McCullough, author of Beyond Revenge: The Evolution of the Forgiveness Instinct
 

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Contents

Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship Introduction The Adaptive Significance of Friendship
1
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship 1 An Outline of Friendship
17
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship 2 Friendships across Cultures
44
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship 3 Friendship and Kinship
76
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship 4 Sex Romance and Friendship
105
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship 5 Friendship Childhood to Adulthood
121
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship 6 The Development of Friendships
146
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship 7 Friendship Culture and Ecology
168
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship Conclusion
212
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship Appendix A Ethnographic Data and Coding
221
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship Appendix B Mathematical Models for Chapter 8
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Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship Appendix C DStatistics for Studies Cited
241
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship Notes
261
Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship References
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Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship Index
371
Copyright

Development Ecology and Evolution of a Relationship 8 Playing with Friends
194

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About the author (2010)

Daniel J. Hruschka is an Assistant Professor in the Arizona State University's School of Human Evolution and Social Change.

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