Social Support — Insights From Assessment and Experimentation

  • Irwin G. Sarason
  • Barbara R. Sarason
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 24)


Although the social support literature is growing rapidly, this field of inquiry like so many others is marked by fuzziness, a multitude of definitions of its major variables, and a lack of information about which characteristics are likely to be typical of those high or low in social support (Heller, 1983; Sarason, Sarason, Hacker & Basham, in press), Another unclear area concerns the effects of socially supportive interventions. What constitutes an effective supportive intervention? What are its important elements? Whom does it help? Is it helpful to everyone or only to those individuals who are lacking in social support?


Social Support Coping Strategy Social Skill Community Psychology Physical Attractiveness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irwin G. Sarason
    • 1
  • Barbara R. Sarason
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WashingtonUSA

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