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Social Support

Social Support

Social support is the help and assistance or exchange of resources that is given by others within a person’s social network (i.e., a person’s web of social relationships) with the intent to enhance the recipient’s well-being. Social support was first identified as a protective factor against deleterious effects of stress on health by Cassel in [...]

September 28, 2011 More
Social Stress

Social Stress

Social stress plays a major role in a person’s well-being. While many researchers do not differentiate between the terms social stress and stress, social stress is differentiated from physical stress in that physical stress is due to stressors that are directly taxing the physical condition of the body such as excessive physical labor or physical [...]

September 28, 2011 More