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Trust and Obligations: Why Some Mothers’ Support Networks Were Larger Than Their Friendship Networks

Mario Luis Small

in Unanticipated Gains: Origins of Network Inequality in Everyday Life

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195384352
eISBN:
9780199869893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195384352.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines those conditions under which mothers who were so weakly tied that no theorist would expect them to provide social support often provided such support anyway. It finds that ... More


The Effectiveness of Social Support Attempts in Intimate Relationships

Christine Rini and Christine Dunkel Schetter

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter focuses on social support effectiveness, which emphasizes the extent to which support attempts meet the needs of recipients in terms of their quantity and quality. They provide a ... More


Strain, Social Support, and Persistent Criminality

Stephanie Ellis and Joanne Savage

in The Development of Persistent Criminality

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195310313
eISBN:
9780199871384
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195310313.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter examines the role of adolescent strain and social support in the etiology of persistent offending. After reviewing the literature on persistent criminality, strain theory, and social ... More


Moral Frailty and Moral Luck

Robert Merrihew Adams

in A Theory of Virtue: Excellence in Being for the Good

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780199207510
eISBN:
9780191708824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207510.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Psychological experiments and other empirical data seem to show that good traits of character (even if real) are frail, rather easily overcome by some types of temptation, and are dependent on social ... More


 Integrating Psychosocial Factors with Biology: The Role of Protective Factors in Trajectories of Health and Aging

Teresa E. Seeman

in Interdisciplinary Research: Case Studies from Health and Social Science

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195324273
eISBN:
9780199893966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents an interdisciplinary study on the physiological mechanisms through which the sociocultural and socioeconomic environments, as well as personal social and psychological ... More


An Attachment Theoretical Perspective on Social Support Dynamics in Couples: Normative Processes and Individual Differences

Nancy L. Collins and Brooke C. Feeney

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter describes an attachment-based model of social support in couples, which emphasizes the interpersonal and transactional nature of support processes and focuses on the roles of both the ... More


Social Health

Ian McDowell

in Measuring Health: A guide to rating scales and questionnaires

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195165678
eISBN:
9780199864034
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165678.003.0004
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Most definitions of health refer to physical, emotional, and social well-being. This chapter focuses on the social component and reviews measures of social adjustment, social disability, social ... More


Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Kieran T. Sullivan and Joanne Davila (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

In the past twenty years or so, research on support processes in relationships has emerged as a distinct development in the field. Researchers have drawn from studies in the fields of communication, ... More


“I Know What You Need Right Now”: Empathic Accuracy and Support Provision in Marriage

Lesley L. Verhofstadt, William Ickes, and Ann Buysse

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter investigates the hypothesis that a support provider’s level of empathic accuracy—that is, his or her ability to make accurate inferences about the support seeker’s thoughts and ... More


Social Support After a Partner’s Traumatic Injury: Situational, Relationship, and Individual Difference Predictors

Natalya C. Maisel, Amy J. Rauer, Grant N. Marshall, and Benjamin R. Karney

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Intimate partners are a crucial source of support for survivors of traumatic injury, but partners may vary in the support they provide. When are partners most likely to provide support after a ... More


Relationships, Social Support Networks, and Parenting

Peter J. Pecora, Ronald C. Kessler, Jason Williams, A. Chris Downs, Diana J. English, James White, and Kirk O'Brien

in What Works in Foster Care?: Key Components of Success From the Northwest Foster Care Alumni Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195175912
eISBN:
9780199865628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195175912.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Prior chapters have reported on alumni functioning in terms of physical and mental health; education; and employment and finances. This chapter focuses on the nature and quality of the relationships ... More


Monogamy, Motherhood, and Health

C. Sue Carter

in Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182910
eISBN:
9780199786794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182910.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This chapter discusses recent research with prairie voles, rodents that live in a state of social monogamy similar to that of human beings. Knowledge of the relatively simple brains and neurohormonal ... More


Social support and social cohesion

Michael Marmot and Richard G. Wilkinson

in Social Determinants of Health

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780198565895
eISBN:
9780191723988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565895.003.08
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

This chapter discusses the impact of social support on health. It shows that social support has a wide spectrum of action on health, from influencing mortality at one end, through physical morbidity ... More


Social Support and Physical Health: Understanding the Health Consequences of Relationships

Bert N. Uchino

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300102185
eISBN:
9780300127980
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300102185.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology

This book examines the effect of social relationships on physical health. It surveys and assesses the research which shows not only that supportive relationships protect us from a multitude of mental ... More


The Effects of Daily Support Transactions During Acute Stress: Results from a Diary Study of Bar Exam Preparation

Patrick E. Shrout, Niall Bolger, Masumi Iida, Christopher Burke, Marci E. J. Gleason, and Sean P. Lane

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

Although social support is known to be beneficial in general, daily support receipt has been associated with negative effects on daily negative mood, unless the support acts are “invisible,” i.e. ... More


Social Support, Social Control, and Health Behavior Change in Spouses

Kieran T. Sullivan, Lauri Pasch, Kathrine Bejanyan, and Katherine Hanson

in Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195380170
eISBN:
9780199864355
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Health Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter reviews the research on the effects of social support and social control on health behavior in intimate relationships. The authors apply the transtheoretical model of change to account ... More


Empirically Supported Social Skills Interventions

James C. Raines, Susan Stone, and Andy Frey

in School Social Work: An Evidence-Informed Framework for Practice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195373905
eISBN:
9780199777440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373905.003.0010
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Most students who are identified as being at risk of, or classified as having, an emotional disturbance, display social skills deficits. In fact, the current definition for emotional disturbance in ... More


Religion Is (or Was) an Adaptation

Matt J. Rossano

in Supernatural Selection: How Religion Evolved

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195385816
eISBN:
9780199870080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385816.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Chapter 7 argues that religion was a cultural adaptation. In its earliest form, religion was shamanism. A primary focus of shamanistic rituals was to bring about community and individual healing. ... More


Self-Control in Groups

John M. Levine, Kira Alexander, and Thomas Hansen

in Self Control in Society, Mind, and Brain

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195391381
eISBN:
9780199776894
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195391381.003.0024
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews theoretical and empirical work on self-regulation at the group level of analysis. We examine how groups exert control over their members and how members respond to these control ... More


Support from Our Partner

Stewart D. Friedman and Jeffrey H. Greenhaus

in Work and Family—Allies or Enemies?: What Happens When Business Professionals Confront Life Choices

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112757
eISBN:
9780199848737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112757.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

For many men and women, juggling work and family responsibilities is a significant source of stress. Fortunately, few of us have to face work-family stress alone. Or, perhaps we should say that the ... More


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