They lift our spirits, listen to our complaints, keep us honest, stick with us when times are tough and make even mundane tasks enjoyable. No wonder we want to make friends. No wonder we want to make them count. Griffin shows us what goes into the art of friendship-making.
Recipient of a 1987 Campus Life Editor's Choice Award! A 1987 Religious Speech Communication Association Book of the Year! Exploring the art of friendship, Em Griffin discusses what attracts one person to another, how self-concept affects relationships, how people form first impressions and what ingredients make for lasting friendships.
Em Griffin is professor emeritus of communication at Wheaton College in Illinois, where he has taught since 1970. He received his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Michigan and his M. A. and Ph.D. in Communication from Northwestern university. His research interest centers on the development of close friendships. Griffin is the author of and .