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Risky families: family social environments and the mental and physical health of offspring.
It is concluded that childhood family environments represent vital links for understanding mental and physical health across the life span.
Theory and Research Concerning Social Comparisons of Personal Attributes
Social comparison theory has evolved considerably since Festinger (1954) originally proposed it. This article integrates these changes with insights offered by recent social comparison studies and by
Social Cognition, from Brains to Culture
Social Cognition: From Brains to Culture 1. Introduction a. Approaches to Studying the Social Thinker b. Ebb & Flow of Cognition in Psychology & Neuroscience c. What is Social Cognition? d. People
Culture and social support: who seeks it and why?
It is revealed that relationship concerns accounted for the cultural differences in use of support seeking and the potential benefits and liabilities of seeking social support.
Coping resources, coping processes, and mental health.
The origins of coping resources and processes in genes, early life experience, and gene-environment interactions are addressed, and neural underpinnings of coping are addressed that may shed light on evaluating coping interventions.
Social Support: A Review
Group living is perhaps the most signifi cant adaptation of primate species, including human beings. Whereas other animals are armed with weapons, such as sharp teeth or claws, and defensive
Tend and Befriend
A working model of affiliation under stress suggests that oxytocin may be a biomarker of social distress that accompanies gaps or problems with social relationships and that may provide an impetus for affiliation.
Culture and social support.
Evidence that Asians and Asian Americans are more reluctant to explicitly ask for support from close others than are European Americans because they are more concerned about the potentially negative relational consequences of such behaviors is presented.