Department of Psychiatry
Friends; Interpersonal Relations
This article presents definitions of friendship, explores gender differences in friendship, and then traces the interweaving of gender and friendship as they develop over the life span. The effects on friendship of sexual orientation and culture and their interactions with gender in relation to friendship will also be examined. In addition, we consider both same-sex and other-sex friendships.
Winstead, B. A. & Griffin, J. L. (2001). Friendship Styles. In J. Worrell (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Women and Gender: Sex Similarities and Differences and the Impact of Society on Gender. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, p. 481-492.
A partial preview of this chapter is available via Google Books.
Barbara A. Winstead and Jessica L. Griffin. "Friendship Styles" (2001)
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