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28 December 2010

The Visible Benefits of Invisible Social Support

For the week of January 2nd, 2011

Guests: Jeff Simpson, professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota; Maryhope Howland, graduate student in the Department of Psychology

Issues: What is ‘invisible’ social support?; Examples; Why it works; How it works; Why invisible support works best for mundane difficulties; How to measure the effectiveness of social support; Why the recipient needs to be unaware to maximize benefit; Does this mean that better support is more thankless?

Part 1

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Part 2

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