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Social Support and Health

  • By: Thomas A. Wills & Michael G. Ainette
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Social support is a variable based on the concept that resources provided through social relationships can enhance psychological adjustment and assist coping with problems. This entry discusses the relation of social support to physical and mental health. This topic is relevant ...

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