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Presentation
The Meaning of Attraction in Male-Female Friendship
Beyond the Blue Podcast - Boise State University (2011)
  • Heidi Reeder, Boise State University
Abstract
According to the storyline of many films and TV shows, men and women can never be friends because they will always end up romantically involved. Dr. Reeder set out to research whether this is true, based on the experience of actual friends. In this podcast, Dr. Reeder discusses the four types of attraction that can occur in various friendships- friendship attraction, romantic attraction, subjective physical/sexual attraction and objective physical/sexual attraction- as well as how those forms of attraction can change over time. She makes the case that for many male-female friends the primary form of attraction is a friendship bond, but that other types of attraction can offer some interesting variation in some friendships.
Disciplines
Publication Date
December 12, 2011
Location
Boise, ID
Citation Information
Heidi Reeder. "The Meaning of Attraction in Male-Female Friendship" Beyond the Blue Podcast - Boise State University (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heidi_reeder/11/