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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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