Social Support: An Interactional View

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Barbara R. Sarason, Irwin G. Sarason, Gregory R. Pierce
Wiley, May 2, 1990 - Social Science - 528 pages
Focuses on one of the fastest-growing areas of psychological research and application, that of social support and its relevance to socialization, development and clinical concerns. Included are up-to-date findings on assessment of social support, the contribution of social support to personal relationships, its importance in personality development, applications in dealing with stressful situations, practical applications in prevention and therapeutic intervention in clinical and community settings. Approaches discussed include clinical and field studies, experimental investigations and empirical inquiries that take a life-span developmental perspective.

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r Traditional Views of Social Support and Their Impact

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