Communicating Social Support

ISBN-10: 0521066867

ISBN-13: 9780521066860

Edition: 2008

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We often turn to our friends, family, spouses, and partners for help in coping with daily stress or major crises. Daena Goldsmith provides a communication-based approach for understanding why some conversations about problems are more helpful than others. In contrast to other research on the social support processes, Goldsmith focuses on interpersonal communication--what people say and how they say it, as well as their reactions to the conversations. Her studies cover adults of all ages and various kinds of stresses, ranging from everyday hassles to serious illnesses and other major crises.
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Book details

Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/19/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Puzzles in the Study of Enacted Social Support
Conceptualizing Enacted Support as Communication
Communicating Advice
Reexamining Matching Models of Social Support
Problematizing Provider/Recipient Roles in Troubles Talk
Conclusions and Implications
Appendix
References
Index
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