I’m learning a lot about social support right now and how much it impacts your life. (Warning: as I prep for finals, I’m guessing a lot of these lent blogs are going to be related to what I’m learning).
It’s made me think a lot about the various support I receive/perceive from friends, church and God, so I thought I’d share.
Psychologists tend to think of social support as offering four different things:
- Instrumental support (providing the necessities of life): these are the people who organize the meal train and offer to babysit.