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Gender and Relationship Differences in Same- and Cross-Sex Friendship Emotional Closeness
The organization of this handbook has been based upon six questions that involve, in turn, defining closeness/intimacy, measuring these concepts, describing their processes, exploring the effects of individual differences, situating intimacy and closeness in their contexts, and wondering about "dark side" aspects of intimacy.
In addition, anxiety disorders in male youths might be associated with higher rates of overall burden and impact on family closeness, Dr.
The Archbishop of Westminster told the programme, 'In our global village, Christianity and the churches have reached a particular stage in their closeness where this sort of thing becomes not just natural but kind of expected.
Approval is anything that is generally thought to be related to "happiness": words used as praise; expressions, such as smiling; closeness, such as embracing or touching; activities that are enjoyable; things, such as games, badges, food, trinkets, stickers and so forth.
But when her sister began reading books outside of the ones they normally discussed and went on a club outing to an Atlanta spa, Colvin became jealous of the closeness among the members of her sister's reading group.
Had he reported the story, and done interviews and dug around, his closeness to the story might have given him insights into the tale.
As might be expected, given the closeness of the vote in the House, there's plenty of opposition to the bill.
By contrast, the qualitative terms "accuracy" and "error" are generally used to characterize the closeness of the agreement between the result of a measurement and the value of the measurand and are not used to indicate uncertainty itself.
All the touching, stroking and kissing has brought about the closeness I've been craving.
The research questions are: "To what extent does employee-management relationship closeness both affect morale directly and moderate the effects of management controls on morale?
1992) and the proposed hypotheses, paternal and maternal emotional closeness were protective factors for adolescent alcohol use, alcohol related problems and co-occurring risky behavior.
Although closeness has been defined and measured in various ways (for a review, see Berscheid, Snyder, & Omoto, 1989), lay views of what comprises close friendship often include an open sharing of information about the self, known as self-disclosure.
Closeness to the Lord is one of the many goals of Christianity.