Communication with family and friends across the life course

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Communication with family and friends across the life course. / David-Barrett, Tamas; Kertesz, Janos; Rotkirch, Anna; Ghosh, Asim; Bhattacharya, Kunal; Monsivais, Daniel; Kaski, Kimmo.

julkaisussa: PloS one, Vuosikerta 11, Nro 11, e0165687, 01.11.2016, s. 1-15.

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David-Barrett, Tamas ; Kertesz, Janos ; Rotkirch, Anna ; Ghosh, Asim ; Bhattacharya, Kunal ; Monsivais, Daniel ; Kaski, Kimmo. / Communication with family and friends across the life course. Julkaisussa: PloS one. 2016 ; Vuosikerta 11, Nro 11. Sivut 1-15.

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