Sex differences in intimate relationships

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Sex differences in intimate relationships. / Palchykov, Vasyl; Kaski, Kimmo; Kertész, Janos; Barabási, Albert László; Dunbar, Robin I M.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 2, 370, 2012, p. 1-5.

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Palchykov, V., Kaski, K., Kertész, J., Barabási, A. L., & Dunbar, R. I. M. (2012). Sex differences in intimate relationships. Scientific Reports, 2, 1-5. [370]. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep00370

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Palchykov, Vasyl ; Kaski, Kimmo ; Kertész, Janos ; Barabási, Albert László ; Dunbar, Robin I M. / Sex differences in intimate relationships. In: Scientific Reports. 2012 ; Vol. 2. pp. 1-5.

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