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Social Support, Nature of

  • By: Christine Dunkel Schetter & Kathryn P. Brooks
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Social support is a term that is understood by most people, but what is meant by it? Often it means that others understand a person's feelings or that someone seems caring or encouraging in times of trouble. Sometimes people use the ...

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