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Lockdown may have lasting effects on friendships

Sarah Best

8th September 2020

Research conducted by the evolutionary psychologist Professor Dunbar at the University of Oxford has found that the strain on friendships during the lockdown could have some impacts on friendships.

Dunbar suggests that we need to see people often in order to maintain relationships, but he said that we can still activate many of the brain's pleasure centres online or when socially distancing through things such as singing, eating or playing games.

This article could be useful for The Media unit (social media, globalisation), as well as for those students studying psychology.

Sarah Best

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