By C. R. Snyder, Carol E. Ford, Robert N. Harris (auth.), C. R. Snyder, Carol E. Ford (eds.)
"Like a Bridge over afflicted Waters" The surge of present curiosity within the interface among medical and social psychology is definitely illustrated through the ebook of a few common texts and journals during this zone, and the turning out to be emphasis in graduate courses on supplying education in either disciplines. even supposing the bene matches of an built-in clinical-social strategy were famous for a couple of years, the hot paintings during this quarter has complicated from the oretical extrapolations of social mental types to scientific concerns to thought and study that's in response to social ideas and carried out in medical domain names. it's changing into more and more universal to discover social psy chologists pursuing examine with medical populations and medical psy chologists investigating variables that experience commonly been within the realm of social psychology. a big zone of interface among the 2 disciplines is in examine and idea eager about how members reply to detrimental occasions. as well as the rage towards an built-in clinical-social strategy, the growing to be physique of literature during this region displays the explosion of cur lease curiosity within the zone of well-being psychology; paintings via scientific and social psychologists at the issues of pressure and coping has been one of many significant points of this burgeoning box. the aim of the current quantity is to supply a typical discussion board for contemporary advances within the medical and social literature on responses to unfavourable existence outcomes.
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Some cognitive changes may derive from increased knowledge about the self, and perhaps some change occurs because of increased exploration of social comparisons and attention to other persons' problems and coping adequacy (cf. Wills, 1982b). , 1980), and the suggestion is that stress reduction may be occurring in part because of cognitive factors that are operative in many different types of formal helping relationships. Skill-Building. In addition to providing general esteem and motivation support, a professional helper may provide direct instruction in basic social skills, assertiveness, and techniques for coping with stress and interpersonal conflict.
There is a preference for help-seeking in close relationships. • Help-seeking through informal social support is effective for reducing psychological symptomatology. • Help-seeking from professional therapists is effective for reducing psychological symptomatology. • The types of supportive functions provided through informal help and professional help are similar. , Prochaska & DiClemente, 1985) provide methodological tools and substantive findings that may contribute to a better understanding of help-seeking for different kinds of distress.
Thus there is some reason for caution in comparing rates of formal and informal help-seeking. HELP-SEEKING AS A COPING MECHANISM 25 seeking. Norcross and Prochaska (1986) compared help-seeking rates in samples of female respondents and found that among a sample of laypersons 28% had sought formal treatment to cope with an episode of depression, whereas among a sample of professionals (clinical psychologists and counselors) 42% had sought formal help to cope with a depressive episode of their own.