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Social Support

What is the relationship between cognitive processes and the act of giving and receiving social support?

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Does handholding with friends act as a restorative environment to restore participants after cognitive depletion? Do both perceived social support and the ability to give social support predict neural correlates of empathy?

Researchers Blair Gross, Lane Beckes, Jim Coan

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Does handholding with friends act as a restorative environment to restore participants after cognitive depletion? Do both perceived social support and the ability to give social support predict neural correlates of empathy?

Publications Gross, E.B. & Proffitt, D.R. (2013). The economy of social resources and its influence on social perceptions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 7:772.
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