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Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. What better time than today to discussion the idea of friendship?
I am joined by my mother, Frances, and my sister, Sarah, to consider Dunbar’s number, which is a theoretical limit to the number of people with whom any individual can sustain a stable or meaningful social relationship. This term was first proposed in the 1990’s by Robin Dunbar, a British anthropologist and psychologist. The number that is suggested is 150 people.
Does Dunbar’s number signify friendship? How do we define friendship? Is friendship the same as a stable or meaningful social relationship?
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I am your host Rebecca Budd and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you.