Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Friends; Interpersonal Relations
Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology
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.