ERIC Number: EJ651007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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The Origins of Reciprocity and Social Exchange in Friendships.
Laursen, Brett; Hartup, Willard W.
New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, n95 p27-40 Spr 2002
Discusses how friendships are transformed from equality-based exchange relationships during early childhood into need-based communal relationships during adolescence. Builds upon thesis that developmental changes in friendships can best be understood using both deep- and surface- structure levels of analysis. Examines cognitive representations of reciprocity in friendships, behavioral manifestations of social exchange, and interplay between these two levels of analysis. (Author/KB)
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