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Hooking Up, Hookups

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

Casual sexual interaction among adolescents and young adults, especially college students, has been an important topic of study in the last three decades. Hooking up is a contemporary form of casual sexual relating popular among youth. Hookups are brief sexual encounters ...

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