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Sourcebook of Social Support and Personality : Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology - Gregory R. Pierce

Sourcebook of Social Support and Personality

Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology

By: Gregory R. Pierce (Editor), Brian Lakey (Editor), I. G. Sarason (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st July 1997
ISBN: 9780306455353
Number Of Pages: 508

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The work of 47 contributors from the U.S., Canada, and Israel, the Sourcebook gives special attention to the complexity of the social support construct, expanding the field's theoretical base by seriously reappraising social support research in the context of findings from other fields of psychology and related disciplines. Personality processes are specified to account for observed associations between social support and physical well-being. Several new studies are included which illustrate empirical approaches to exploring these processes. And key contributions highlight the great strides made in understanding the links among personal dispositions, situational contexts, and potentially supportive transactions.

Personality and Social Support Processes: A Conceptual Overviewp. 3
A Relational Scheme Approach to Social Supportp. 19
The Dynamics of Volitional Reliance: A Motivational Perspective on Dependence, Independence, and Social Supportp. 49
Coping as an Individual Difference Variablep. 69
Assessing Perceived Social Support: The Importance of Contextp. 93
A Social-Cognitive Perspective on Social Supportp. 107
Cognitive Causes and Consequences of Perceived Social Supportp. 141
Social Support, Coping, and Psychological Adjustment: A Resource Modelp. 169
Social Support and Personality in Depression: Implications from Quantitative Geneticsp. 187
Social Support, Personality, and Life Stress Adjustmentp. 215
Social Support in Marriage: An Analysis of Intraindividual and Interpersonal Componentsp. 229
Personality and the Marital Context: The Case for Interactive Conceptualizations of Needs for Spousal Supportp. 257
Social Support: Cause or Consequence of Poor Health Outcomes in Men with HIV Infection?p. 279
Social Support, Self-Esteem, Social Conformity, and Gregariousness: Developmental Patterns across 12 Yearsp. 303
Social Support and Feelings of Personal Control in Later Lifep. 335
Adult Attachment Patterns and Social Support Processesp. 359
Personality and Help Seeking: Autonomous versus Dependent Seeking of Helpp. 379
Social Support, Stress, and Personality: Do All Women Benefit from Husband's Presence during Childbirth?p. 409
Personality and the Provision of Support: Emotions Felt and Signaledp. 429
Openness to Emotion as Predictor of Perceived, Requested, and Observer Reports of Social Supportp. 445
Author Indexp. 473
Subject Indexp. 489
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ISBN: 9780306455353
ISBN-10: 0306455358
Series: Plenum Series in Social/Clinical Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 508
Published: 31st July 1997
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 19.05  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.29