general techniques for stress

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  • Created on: 13-04-14 17:02

stress management; social support

Social support

  • reduces lonliness
  • practical, emotional, informational and general network 


  • constable and russel (1986) job related stress was reduced if you had support from co workders
  • kamarck et al (1988) lower bp and hp in difficult tasks if a friendly companion is there
  • allen (2002) pets lower the heart rate if you are doing a hard task and they are there
  • kulik and mahler (1989) recovery from corony heart disease was faster with social support
  • cohen et al (1997) vulnerability to the common cold was highest in those with a small support network
  • watson et al (1998) monkey die in isolation = experimental evidence 
  • most studies are correlational and measured by questionaire
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