UMaine Study Cited in Psychology Today Blog Post on Friendship

A 2003 University of Maine study led by psychology professor Douglas Nangle was cited in a Psychology Today blog post titled “What I’ve learned about friendships in my 20s (so far).” The researchers found support that emphasizes the importance of having mutual friendships that extend beyond one best friend, according to the article. They found that having friends and acquaintances outside a best friend can help protect against feelings of loneliness and depression, the article states.