Support Groups

Type of psychology: Cognition; emotion; language; learning; memory; motivation; personality; psychological methodologies; psychopathology; psychotherapy; social psychology; stress Fields of study: All

The history of support groups in modern times begins with the formation of the Oxford Group in 1908 and the subsequent development of Alcoholics Anonymous. For the participants, support groups reduce feelings of isolation, offer information, instill hope, provide feedback and social support, and teach new social skills. At the opening of the twenty-first century, support groups exist for persons suffering from all kinds of medical and psychological conditions to support for victims of violent crime.

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