Communicating Social Support
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/19/2008
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
|Puzzles in the Study of Enacted Social Support|
|Conceptualizing Enacted Support as Communication|
|Reexamining Matching Models of Social Support|
|Problematizing Provider/Recipient Roles in Troubles Talk|
|Conclusions and Implications|