27. Recent Advances in Research on Social Support in Couples

  1. Patricia Noller2 and
  2. Gery C. Karantzas3
  1. Carolyn E. Cutrona

Published Online: 23 APR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch27

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships

How to Cite

Cutrona, C. E. (2012) Recent Advances in Research on Social Support in Couples, in The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Couples and Family Relationships (eds P. Noller and G. C. Karantzas), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354119.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Queensland, 4072, Australia

  2. 3

    School of Psychology, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, Australia

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011- 3180, United States, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 APR 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334500

Online ISBN: 9781444354119

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Keywords:

  • recent advances in research on social support in couples;
  • public health literature, against stressful events;
  • specific support transactions, event-sampling methods;
  • conceptualizing construct of social support;
  • responsive caregiving;
  • negative effects of social support;
  • effects of visible support;
  • perceived partner responsiveness;
  • emotion regulation in support transactions;
  • couple interventions, in marital counseling

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Conceptualizing Social Support

  • Negative Effects of Social Support

  • Responsiveness and Social Support

  • Social Support in the Context of Positive Events

  • The Potential for Conflict in Social Support Transactions

  • Responsive Interactions and Cognitive Processing of Support Messages

  • Implications for Couple Interventions

  • Implications for Future Research

  • References