social support | definition

  • soothing and often beneficial support of others
  • can take different forms, such as advice, guidance, encouragement, acceptance, emotional comfort, and tangible assistance

Source:

Spielman, R. M., Jenkins, W. J., & Lovett, M. D. (2020). Psychology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at https://openstax.org/details/books/psychology-2e

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