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  • Friendship among animals
  • Developmental aspects of friendship
  • Modern forms
  • Discuss male/female friendships and female/female friendships

History and Philosophy[edit]

I would like to suggest the improvement of the History and Philosophy sections, with the treatment of the biblical account of David and Jonathan, and the ideas about friendship of Aristotle, Cicero, Aquinas, Montaigne, La Rochefoucauld, Nietzsche, Heidegger and Derrida (some sources: [1], [2]).Friendship is a stronger form of interpersonal bond than an association. Friendship has been studied in academic fields such as communication, sociology, social psychology, anthropology, and philosophy. Various academic theories of friendship have been proposed, including social exchange theory, equity theory, relational dialectics, and attachment styles.

Needs a "Criticism" section[edit]

The article would really benefit from a section on the criticism of friendship and would be more neutral this way. Hppavilion1 (talk) 10:59, 6 June 2016 (UTC)

With or without![edit]

@Softlavender: On your revert, according to my finding the old long standing version is "without", which makes a lot more sense per context, specially when we know that the last phrase is "repeatedly encountering the person informally," while making plans means that the meetings are 'formal'. --Mhhossein talk 07:18, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

OK, thanks for checking this. I've checked the citation and changed that confusing and contradictory wording. Softlavender (talk) 07:35, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Children with Down Syndrome and Friendship[edit]

I will be adding a section to Developmental Issues called Down Syndrome. I would like to explore how children with Down syndrome learn to socialize and form friendships. The Wikipedia page “Friendship” only explores two developmental issues that affect how children form friendships, the two issues that are already covered include ADD and ADHD and autism. However, there are countless developmental issues that can affect how children form relationships with their peers and I believe that Down syndrome should be further explored. We will specifically examine how socialization with other children in and out of the classroom affects a child with Down syndrome’s ability to relate to others. Ahuot14 (talk) 18:40, 17 November 2016 (UTC)

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Aritstotle spent a lot of time discussing friendship. I've added Nicomachean_Ethics#Books_VIII_and_IX:_Friendship_and_partnership to see also, but I think it should be integrated into the article better. RJFJR (talk) 16:14, 13 November 2017 (UTC)