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Social Support Interventions

  • By: Benjamin H. Gottlieb
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Social support refers to the exchange of a variety of helping behaviors that arise from people's interactions and relationships with members of their social network who have not received any formal mental health training. Natural support usually arises spontaneously when close ...

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