Absence makes the heart grow fonder: social compensation when failure to interact risks weakening a relationship

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Bhattacharya, Kunal
dc.contributor.author Ghosh, Asim
dc.contributor.author Monsivais-Velazquez, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Dunbar, Robin
dc.contributor.author Kaski, Kimmo
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T09:05:02Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T09:05:02Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Bhattacharya , K , Ghosh , A , Monsivais-Velazquez , D , Dunbar , R & Kaski , K 2017 , ' Absence makes the heart grow fonder: social compensation when failure to interact risks weakening a relationship ' EPJ DATA SCIENCE , vol 6 , no. 1 , pp. 1-10 . DOI: 10.1140/epjds/s13688-016-0097-x en
dc.identifier.issn 2193-1127
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: b5e6771b-1e6e-4c9b-af5f-81e32f74bb6f
dc.identifier.other PURE ITEMURL: https://research.aalto.fi/en/publications/absence-makes-the-heart-grow-fonder-social-compensation-when-failure-to-interact-risks-weakening-a-relationship(b5e6771b-1e6e-4c9b-af5f-81e32f74bb6f).html
dc.identifier.other PURE FILEURL: https://research.aalto.fi/files/11520205/art_10.1140_epjds_s13688_016_0097_x.pdf
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/25810
dc.description.abstract Social networks require active relationship maintenance if they are to be kept at a constant level of emotional closeness. For primates, including humans, failure to interact leads inexorably to a decline in relationship quality, and a consequent loss of the benefits that derive from individual relationships. As a result, many social species compensate for weakened relationships by investing more heavily in them. Here we study how humans behave in similar situations, using data from mobile call detail records from a European country. For the less frequent contacts between pairs of communicating individuals we observe a logarithmic dependence of the duration of the succeeding call on the time gap with the previous call. We find that such behaviour is likely when the individuals in these dyadic pairs have the same gender and are in the same age bracket as well as being geographically distant. Our results indicate that these pairs deliberately invest more time in communication so as to reinforce their social bonding and prevent their relationships decaying when these are threatened by lack of interaction. en
dc.format.extent 1-10
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries EPJ DATA SCIENCE en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 6, issue 1 en
dc.rights openAccess en
dc.subject.other 113 Computer and information sciences en
dc.title Absence makes the heart grow fonder: social compensation when failure to interact risks weakening a relationship en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Department of Computer Science
dc.contributor.department Professorship Kaski K.
dc.subject.keyword 113 Computer and information sciences
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201705114185
dc.identifier.doi 10.1140/epjds/s13688-016-0097-x
dc.type.version publishedVersion


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