Handbook of Social Support and the Family by Gregory R. Pierce

Handbook of Social Support and the Family

EditorGregory R. Pierce, I.g. Sarason


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This handbook provides the first collation and integration of social support and family research. Eminent researchers from these fields address conceptual and methodological issues; the role of social support in family relationships; stress; clinical problems; and support needs for families. With its coverage of a broad range of topics, this resource will benefit researchers, clinicians, and graduate students in community, counseling, developmental, health, and cognitive psychology as well as psychotherapy.

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Title:Handbook of Social Support and the FamilyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:588 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.03 inPublisher:Springer US

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ISBN - 10:0306452324

ISBN - 13:9780306452321

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Table of Contents

Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Research on Social Support and the Family: Conceptualizing and Assessing Social Support in the Context of the Family; G.R. Pierce, et al. Information Processing Approaches to the Study of Family Relationship Schemas; P.L. Yee, et al. Social Support in Marriage: A Cognitive Perspective; S.R.H. Beach, et al. Social Support in Its Cultural Context; P. Dilworth-Anderson, S. Marshall. The Role of Social Support in Family Relationships: The Neglected Links between Marital Support and Marital Satisfaction; L.K. Acitelli. The Socialization of Emotional Support Skills in Childhood; B.R. Burleson, A.W. Kunkel. Attachment, Social Competency, and the Capacity to Use Social Support; H.M. Coble, et al. Social Support as a Determinant of Marital Quality: The Interplay of Negative and Supportive Behaviors; C.E. Cutrona. Contemporary Processes in the Social Networks of Older Adults; K. Rook, T.L. Schuster What Is Supportive about Social Support? On the Psychological Needs for Autonomy and Relatedness; R.M. Ryan, J.A. Solkey. The Impact of Marital and Social Network Support on Quality of Parenting; R.L. Simons, C. Johnson. The Mutual Influence of Family Support and Youth Adaptation; C. Timko, R.H. Moos. Stress, Clinical Problems, and Support Needs for Families: The Relation of Family Support to Adolescents' Psychological Distress and Behavior Problems; M. Barrera, Jr., S.A. Li. Social Support in Postdivorce Families; I. Bretherton, et al. Social Support and Pregnancy; C. Dunkel-Schetter. Social Support and Social Coping in Couples; S.E. Hobfoll. Social Support and Preventive Therapeutic Interventions; B. Lakey, C.J. Lutz. Family Stress and Social Support among Caregivers to Persons with Alzheimer's Disease; K. Pillemer, J. Suitor. The Role of Attachment in Perceived Support and the Stress and Coping Process; J.T. Ptacek. The Role of Family and Peer Relationships in Adolescent Substance Abuse; T.A. Willis, et al.. Index.

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`Valuable to anyone who is concerned with the study of families.' Choice `Well-referenced and up-to-date...of lasting value.' Child and Family Behavior Therapy