Chapter 13 – Social Support

Direct honest appropriate ways that do not violate

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Unformatted text preview: ther person o avoid giving advice o allow moments of silence o listen with eyes and heart, as much as ears o use appropriate body signals Touch • form of nonverbal communication: can convey powerful messages • nonverbal communication: much of what we communicate is relationships is not words but actions • touch as form of nonverbal communication is powerful in influencing stress • touch – one of ultimate expressions of caring relationships • caring touch necessary for emotional health • touch lowers output of cortisol Men and Women • • • • • • men and women differ in communication and relationships males – more likely to prepare to fight or flee when encountering stressor females – more likely to “tend to” and protect loved ones and seek social support from other trusted females when women stressed – need to talk abo...
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This test prep was uploaded on 03/03/2014 for the course FRHD 1100 taught by Professor Pitman during the Fall '13 term at University of Guelph.

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