Social Networks in Later Life: Weighing Positive and Negative Effects on Health and Well-Being.

  • Karen S Rook
  • Published 2015 in Current directions in psychological science


Social networks provide a mix of positive and negative experiences. Network members can provide help in times of need and day-to-day companionship, but they can also behave in ways that are inconsiderate, hurtful, or intrusive. Researchers must grapple with these dualities in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of how social network ties affect… (More)


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