Coping_and_Social_Support_Post_Jan_24

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Unformatted text preview: Coping and Social Support January 24, 2008 Types of Social Support Effects of Social Support Moderators of Social Support Relationships and Health Overview Information from others that one is loved and cared for, esteemed and valued, part of a network of communication, and of mutual obligation p. 199 Structural support the size of a social network Functional support the roles that social networks serve for the individual What is Social Support? Tangible assistance Informational support Emotional support Invisible support Types of Social Support Effects on Psychological Distress Social support reduces depression and anxiety Lack of social support adds another stressor Effects of Social Support Effects on Physiological/Neuroendocrine Response Acute stress paradigm (Individuals faced with stressor in a laboratory setting) Effects of Social Support Effects on Illness and Health Habits Social support: Lowers the likelihood of illness Speeds recovery from illness Reduces the risk of death from serious illness Social isolation is a major risk factor for death....
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