The following are three journal articles, one book chapter and three conference presentations relevant to my research regarding close friendships. I’ve ordered them in terms of relevance to the book:

Baumgarte, R., Lee, N., and Kulich, S. (2001). Friendship patterns among college students in five cultures. In The International Scope Review, vol. 3, issue 5 [online serial]. Available at http://www.socialcapital- or download pdf here.

Baumgarte, R. (2001). Why is my Asian friend always trying to run my life? Paper presented at the biannual meetings of the European Division of the International Association of Cross-Cultural Psychologists in London, July 7-11. Download pdf here.

Baumgarte, R. (2008). What does it mean to have a close friend? Comparing cultures. Paper presented at the Global Conference of the Society for International Education, Training and Research, Granada, Spain, October 22-25. Download pdf here.

Baumgarte, R. and Nelson, D. W. (2009), Preference for Same- Versus Cross-Sex Friendships. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39: 901–917.
doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2009.00465.x. This journal article can be accessed at: 1816.2009.00465.x/abstract

Baumgarte, R. (2002). Cross-gender friendship: The troublesome relationship. In R. Goodwin & D. Cramer (Eds.), Inappropriate relationships: The unconventional, the disapproved, and the forbidden. (pp. 103-124). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Download pdf here.

Nelson, D. W. and Baumgarte, R. (2004), Cross-Cultural Misunderstandings Reduce Empathic Responding. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34: 391–401. doi: 10.1111/j.1559-1816.2004.tb02553.x. This journal article can be accessed at: 1816.2004.tb02553.x/abstract

Baumgarte, R. and Gareis, E. (1996). A cross-sectional survey of adult friendships in the U.S. Paper presented at the annual meetings of the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships. Banff, Canada, August 4-8. Download pdf here.