Social Support and mental health(Sep 21)

Social Support and - Social Support Information from others that one is loved and cared for esteemed and values and part of a network of

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Social Support Information from others that one is loved and cared for, esteemed and values, and part of a network of communication and mutual obligations from parents, a spouse or lover, their relatives, friends, social and community contacts or even a devoted pet. Cope better with high social support
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Social support Tangible assistance Material support Informational support Emotional support Valued and cared for Invisible support perception that when you need social support it will be available. Perception of support important Lack of social support—stressful during event Loneliness leads to health risks
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Social support Good and bad affects on health behaviors Direct effects hypothesis During nonstressful times and stressful times Buffering hypothesis Benefit chiefly evident during high periods of stress
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Social support Students with greater social competence, lower social anxiety and better self- disclosure skills did develop more effective social support and were more likely to form friendships Difference in personality
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Social support One close friend versus 10 Too many—too much advise Matching hypothesis Match social support to need Money versus emotional support Support from emotional confidant versus support from expert May force support away in times of stress Stress on care givers and supporters
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course CHLH 304 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

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