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Psychology tips for maintaining social relationships during lockdown

By Tiffany O'Callaghan

14 April 2020

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Social distancing may limit how much we see loved ones, but there are ways to make sure our relationships won’t be damaged

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Robin Dunbar has spent decades studying relationships, social bonding and the importance of touch and grooming in forging and sustaining our ties to others. As much of the world remains in lockdown, unable to meet loved ones and friends in person, New Scientist caught up with him to ask what implications this might have.

New Scientist: How important are touch and contact in person in our relationships?

Robin Dunbar: …

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