Accession Number:

ADA134505

Title:

Assessed and Experimentally Provided Social Support.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Report Date:

1983-10-18

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Two studies were performed in which subjects differing in assessed social support were either given experimentally-provided support or control or comparison conditions. For measures of both performance and cognitive interference, significant interactions were obtained between assessed and experimentally provided social support. The findings were consistent with the idea that a low level of social support in a persons life is a vulnerability factor. However, they also suggested that it is possible to devise interventions that facilitate task-relevant thinking and performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE