Where to learn about the social science of friendship?
April 17, 2012 5:23 PM Subscribe
Where should I start if I'd like to learn about the social science of friendship?
posted by abcde to Science & Nature (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Both as a social science geek and as a software developer, I've been getting interested in the study of friendship. I'd like to learn about the properties of social graphs of friendships; the conditions that influence two people to become friends; the way people reason when choosing friends; all of it. Economics, sociology, cognitive psych, maybe even some analytic philosophy. What are some good readers or introductions I could use to get myself acquainted with the field, authors I should keep track of, etc.? Whatever you've got.
Thanks in advance. You're awesome.