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Title: Social support and mental health
Authors: Daly, Michael
Baumeister, Roy
Contact Email: michael.daly@stir.ac.uk
Editors: Piotrowski, NA
Citation: Daly M & Baumeister R (2009) Social support and mental health. In: Piotrowski NA (ed.). Salem Health: Psychology & Mental Health, Volume 5. Salem Health: Psychology and Mental Health, Volume 5, Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, pp. 1838-1842.
Keywords: emotional social support
instrumental social support
main effect model
need to belong
perceived available social support
stress-buffering model
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Salem Press
Series/Report no.: Salem Health: Psychology and Mental Health, Volume 5
Abstract: Social support is the perception or experience that a person is esteemed and part of a social network characterized by mutual obligation and helping behaviors. Support can involve either instrumental helping behaviors or attention to emotion through expressing empathy or bolstering self-esteem. The presence of supportive others may diminish the effects of stress and the risk of developing certain mental illnesses such as depression.
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Type: Part of book or chapter of book
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/19462
URL: http://salempress.com/store/samples/psychology/psychology.htm
Affiliation: Socio-Management
Florida State University

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