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ISBN-13: 978-0195126709 ISBN-10: 019512670X Edition: 1st

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"This book provides an up to date, comprehensive, review of social support research highlighting theoretical and practical issues that should be considered in the assessment of social support and in the design of support interventions. What comes across constantly in this volume is the need for assessment and intervention to be grounded in theoretical views of the structure and function of social relationships. There are no easy answers to the complexities of the field, but both researchers and practitioners can find much here to think about in the design of their work."--Kenneth Heller, University of Indiana


"This is an excellent volume covering theoretical perspectives, empirical work on social relationships and health, and guides for the development of interventions. It provides up-to-date information for students and investigators across a broad number of fields from sociology and psychology to epidemiology. It will be used so frequently, it will end up sitting on the desk rather than the book shelf."--Lisa F. Berkman, Harvard School of Public Health


"...provides a valuable resource for both scientists hoping to understand and interventionists trying to make the most of the health-related benefits of social relationships."--Journal of Nervous and Mental DiseaseNovember 2001


"...this is an excellent book which is essential reading for anyone embarking on aetiological research or interventions in social support and health. In one bound it has become a classic text for social support researchers."--International Journal of Epidemiology


About the Author

Sheldon Cohen is at Carnegie Mellon University. Lynn G. Underwood is at Fetzer Institute.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (October 19, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 019512670X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195126709
  • Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #501,972 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lynn Underwood has published widely in areas such as quality of life, cancer, stress, compassionate love, and the understanding of ordinary experiences in a multicultural context. Her website is www.lynnunderwood.com and the website for the most recent book is www.lynnunderwood.com/book. Originally trained in medicine, she holds a PhD in epidemiology, is an elected member of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine, and was awarded a Kluge Fellowship at the Library of Congress. She has directed foundation programs and developed projects with the World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health. Her consulting practice helps organizations with research, strategy and program evaluation, and she lectures and facilitates workshops.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TNC Local on September 9, 2010
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I am someone interested in social support theory and measurement. This book is a standard resource for me and each chapter is well-written and up to date. A personal favorite of mine is the Wills and Shinar review of different support measures. This is a must own for researchers in this area but also individuals interested in support processes.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful By L. McCracken on January 12, 2009
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My son, a grad student in social work, requested this book. I assume it met his expectations.
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