Coping and Social Support
Part Two. Causal and Mediating Psychosocial Factors
Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Copyright © 2003 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Handbook of Psychology
How to Cite
Manne, S. 2003. Coping and Social Support. Handbook of Psychology. Two:3:51–74.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2003
Coping and social support are among the most widely written about and researched topics in health psychology. Both constructs have been hypothesized as reasons why particular individuals are at increased risk for developing illnesses such as cardiovascular disease and cancer and why some individuals do not adapt well once they develop a disease. More recently, coping and social support have been linked with disease course and survival. In this chapter, I review theories of coping, definitions of social support, evidence supporting the role of coping and social support in health and psychological outcomes, theoretical and methodological challenges to both areas of research, and directions for future research.
- disease progression;
- disease recovery;
- psychological adaptation;
- social support