Unexpectedly reaching out to a friend is more appreciated than people assume, new study shows

Reaching out “just because”

Hearing from an old friend makes people happy and grateful

These theoretical results hold up in the real world

The power of surprise

Reaching out can be intimidating

Reestablishing contact

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PsychNewsDaily brings you the latest research from the worlds of psychology, cognitive science, mental health and more.