Ch. 10 Resistance Resources-social support
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What is social support?
affect (can help you) affirmation, and aid received from others
What is the key to social support?
intimacy (those you are closest to)
What is the buffer effect?
makes a stressful situation easier to deal with, prevents the harmful effects of stress from occurring (men and women benefit equally)
How do women benefit from social support?
by providing it to others
How do men benefit from social support?
by receiving it from others
How can sources of support also be a source of stress?
when you don't want the support it turns into a stressor, support is perceived as criticism, or as an offense to your independence
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