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Unformatted text preview: Mediated Communication Theory 192:354 Class 15 November 23, 2010 Optional Presentation Title Unit Name Online Social Support Emotional and Social Support Emotional Support Encompasses helping distressed others work through their upset by listening to, empathizing with, legitimizing, and actively exploring their feelings. Often conveyed through social support Social Support Provides coping resources that act as a buffer against the psychological distress caused by stressful life events Creates a sense of being embedded in a social network that generates a feeling of belonging and provides access to a variety of supportive resources. We want to both receive and provide support from/to others Traditional vs. Online Social Support Optional Presentation Title Unit Name Online Social Support The number of people who go online to find support is growing rapidly....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course COMM 394 taught by Professor Estlein during the Spring '10 term at Rutgers.

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