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How many friends do I need? Professor Robin Dunbar, Oxford University

Our social world consists of a series of relationships of different quality (and hence value). In effect, these consist of a set of rings of friendship that increase in number, but decrease in average emotional closeness. 417 more words


A Dunbar moment

You have probably heard of Dunbar’s number. It’s all about the size of our brain and our relationship groups. To be exact, it’s about the size of our neocortex relative to the rest of our brain. 1,180 more words


How many social media related accounts can one person have on the web?!

Over the years I almost feel like I’ve tried to max out the number of web services I could sign up for. I was always on the look out for that new killer app or social service, so I’ve tried almost all of them at one point or another. 1,403 more words


BAND MEETINGS & Think You Have Lots of Friends? Nope: Science Says We're Lucky to Have 5 #DunbarNumber

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: English sociologist Robin Dunbar has researched small group dynamics more than anyone, finding a small group of 3 to 4 friends is crucial for a healthy social life. 423 more words


ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR & My Guide to How Org. Size Affects Organizational Behavior, Structures & Management

by Bob Whitesel D.Min., Ph.D., 6/29/16.

To lead an organization, you must first understand how the organization “behaves” and then begin to “manage” the “organizational behavior.”  Here are comments about church organizational size, behavior and management edited together here from my writings. 2,248 more words