Normative Rhetorical Model of Social Support

A detailed statement of the model can be found in my 2004 book, Communicating Social Support (Cambridge). I apply the model in my research on Heart-healthy Lifestyle Changes and Couple Communication. A brief summary that includes directions for further research and uses of the theory appears in:

Goldsmith, D. J. (2016).  Normative model of social support.  In C. E. Berger, & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.


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