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Science 2.0: Do you prefer to have a few close friends or a larger social circle that is less deep? Social psychologists say your preference reflect your personality but also individual circumstances – like socioeconomic conditions. Social psychologists Shigehiro Oishi of the University of Virginia and Selin Kesebir of the More

LiveScience: Whether one has a small, cozy group of friends or a larger, more boisterous gaggle may depend on individual personalities and circumstances, but new research suggests when deciding which type is best, socioeconomic conditions are key. “In the age of Facebook, many Americans seem to opt for a broad More