Health Psychology exam 2 material

Health Psychology exam 2 material - Whatissocialsupport?

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What is social support? Any interaction or relationship that provides you with actual assistance in a time  of need Also includes your belief that you could be helped, you could be assisted, if you  needed it Personality is going to have an impact on social support Social relationships Are they there for you? Yes or no? Received assistance What are people doing for you, how are they helping you? Perceived assistance Do you believe that its available to you? We define social support in 2 ways   structure and/or function Structure: e.g., Social Network Quantity of Support Existence and quantity of social relationships E.g., Cohen’s Social Network Index Size How many of these relationships do you endorse?
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Marital status Yes or no? Confidant Can you confide in this person? Network relationships How often do you talk to them? Function:
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