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Support Processes in Intimate Relationships

Kieran T. Sullivan and Joanne Davila


In the past twenty years or so, research on support processes in relationships has emerged as a distinct development in the field. Researchers have drawn from studies in the fields of communication, social support, and intimate relationships to conduct research examining support processes in relationships on micro and macro levels. Theoretical models of support processes in intimate relationships have been developed and increasingly sophisticated methodologies and data analytic techniques are being used to accumulate considerable and convincing evidence of the importance and complexity of supp ... More

Keywords: support processes, social support, intimate relationships, empathic understanding, attachment styles, stress, positive events, illness, gender, culture

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Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195380170
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195380170.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kieran T. Sullivan, editor
Santa Clara University

Joanne Davila, editor
SUNY Stony Brook

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Section 1 Getting What One Wants: Perceived Support in Close Relationships

Section 2 Providing What Partners Need: Interpersonal Aspects of Support

Section 3 Complexities of Support Processes in Individual and Couple Well-being

chapter 6 Spousal Support and Dyadic Coping in Times of Stress

Anita DeLongis, Susan Holtzman, Eli Puterman, and Mark Lam

chapter 7 The Effects of Daily Support Transactions During Acute Stress: Results from a Diary Study of Bar Exam Preparation

Patrick E. Shrout, Niall Bolger, Masumi Iida, Christopher Burke, Marci E. J. Gleason, and Sean P. Lane

Section 4 Support in the Context of Health-related Problems and Behaviors

chapter 9 Social Support, Social Control, and Health Behavior Change in Spouses

Kieran T. Sullivan, Lauri Pasch, Kathrine Bejanyan, and Katherine Hanson

Section 5 Cultural and Gender-based Aspects of Support

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