Sourcebook of Social Support and Personality

  • Gregory R. Pierce
  • Brian Lakey
  • Irwin G. Sarason
  • Barbara R. Sarason

Part of the The Springer Series in Social/Clinical Psychology book series (SSSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Research on Social Support and Personality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gregory R. Pierce, Brian Lakey, Irwin G. Sarason, Barbara R. Sarason, Helene J. Joseph
      Pages 3-18
    3. Tamarha Pierce, Mark W. Baldwin, John E. Lydon
      Pages 19-47
    4. Jessica Solky Butzel, Richard M. Ryan
      Pages 49-67
    5. J. T. Ptacek, Sheila Gross
      Pages 69-91
    6. Mary E. Procidano, Walanda Walker Smith
      Pages 93-106
    7. Brian Lakey, Jana Brittain Drew
      Pages 107-140
    8. Eric S. Mankowski, Robert S. Wyer Jr.
      Pages 141-165
  3. Social Support, Personality, and Mental and Physical Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
    2. Charles J. Holahan, Rudolf H. Moos, Liza Bonin
      Pages 169-186
    3. John E. Roberts, Ian H. Gotlib
      Pages 187-214
    4. Lawrence H. Cohen, Tanya R. Hettler, Crystal L. Park
      Pages 215-228
    5. Lauri A. Pasch, Thomas N. Bradbury, Kieran T. Sullivan
      Pages 229-256
    6. Jennifer Katz, Steven R. H. Beach, David A. Smith, Lisa B. Myers
      Pages 257-278
    7. Robert M. Kaplan, Thomas L. Patterson, David Kerner, Igor Grant, HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center
      Pages 279-301
    8. Michael D. Newcomb, Keunho Keefe
      Pages 303-333
  4. Social Support, Personality, and Supportive Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-357
    2. Kim Bartholomew, Rebecca J. Cobb, Jennifer A. Poole
      Pages 359-378
    3. Arie Nadler
      Pages 379-407
    4. Giora Keinan
      Pages 409-427
    5. Rebecca L. Collins, Adam Di Paula
      Pages 429-443
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 473-508

About this book


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.


Motivation attention interaction personality psychology stress well-being

Editors and affiliations

  • Gregory R. Pierce
    • 1
  • Brian Lakey
    • 2
  • Irwin G. Sarason
    • 3
  • Barbara R. Sarason
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyHamilton CollegeClintonUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyWayne State UniversityDetroitUSA
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-1845-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-1843-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1568-2528
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