Social Support in Couples: Visible versus Invisible Support

Dr Carolyn Cutrona (Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Iowa State University)

NUI Galway 00:00 :: 14th January 2010

This presentation examined recent research revealing that sometimes, social support is most helpful when the recipient does not realise that he or she is receiving support. Applications to parent-child interactions were discussed. The presentation was followed by a brief discussion on how couples can maximise the actual comfort and encouragement that they communicate to their spouse.

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