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Re Fleur Thomese's intriguing post
Our various East York studies have found indications that the larger the
network, the more likely that each network member would be supportive.
Thus it wouldn't surprise me if there were an underlying reason why people
who have lots of friends also have lots of supportive friends.
I've semi-facetiously labelled this the gregariousness gene.
See my papers with Milena Gulia and with Ken Frank. Publns and formal
references on my website.
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