Mutual Grooming in Human Dyadic Relationships: An Ethological Perspective

  title={Mutual Grooming in Human Dyadic Relationships: An Ethological Perspective},
  author={Holly Faith Nelson and Glenn Geher},
  journal={Current Psychology},
Despite its widespread practice among primates writ large, social scientists have given mutual grooming among humans little attention. This research provides an important first step in describing mutual grooming among humans. A scale was developed to measure self-reported giving and receiving of grooming. In Study 1, 184 female and 94 male participants first indicated their closest emotional relationship (for example, romantic partner, best friend, etcetera). They then completed the grooming… Expand

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