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Friendship Formation and Development

  • By: Beverley Fehr
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

In the classic film Casablanca, the saloon owner delivers a famous line: “Louis, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” This entry addresses questions surrounding the beginnings of friendships. How do people “make” friends? What is the ...

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