For a long time I have wanted to put together a book about sodal and evaluation anxiety. Sodal-evaluation anxiety seemed to be a stressful part of so many people's everyday experience. It also seemed to be apart of so many of the clinical problems that I worked with. Common terms that fit under this rubric include fears of rejection, humiliation, critidsm, embarrassment, ridicule, failure, and abandonment. Examples of sodal and evaluation anxiety include shyness; sodal inhibition; sodal timidity; public speaking anxiety; feelings of self-consdousness and awkwardness in sodal situations; test anxiety; perfor- mance anxiety in sports, theater, dance, or music; shame; guilt; separation anx- iety; sodal withdrawal; procrastination; and fear of job interviews or job evalua- tions, of asking someone out, of not making a good impression, or of appearing stupid, foolish, or physically unattractive. In its extreme form, sodal anxiety is a behavior disorder in its own right- sodal phobia. This involves not only feelings of anxiety but also avoidance and withdrawal from sodal situations in which scrutiny and negative evaluation are antidpated. Sodal-evaluation anxiety also plays a role in other clinical disorders. For example, people with agoraphobia are afraid of having a panic attack in public in part because they fear making a spectacle of themselves. Moreover, even their dominant terrors of going crazy or having a heart attack seem to reflect a central concern with sodal abandonment and isolation.
I. Overview.- 1. Social Anxiety, Evolution, and Self-Presentation.- 2. Shyness, Self-Esteem, and Self-Consciousness.- II. Social Anxiety in Childhood: Developmental and Clinical Perspectives.- 3. Social Anxiety in Infancy: Stranger and Separation Reactions.- 4. Temperament, Behavioral Inhibition, and Shyness in Childhood.- 5. Socially Withdrawn and Isolated Children.- 6. School Phobia and Separation Anxiety.- III. Social Anxiety in Adulthood: Establishing Relationships.- 7. Dating Anxiety.- 8. Loneliness and Social Anxiety.- IV. Social Anxiety in Adulthood: Clinical Perspective.- 9. Social Phobia: Nature and Treatment.- 10. Social Skills, Social Anxiety, and Cognitive Factors in Schizophrenia.- 11. The Nature and Role of Performance Anxiety in Sexual Dysfunction.- 12. Guilt, Shame, and Embarrassment: Cognitive-Behavioral Approaches.- 13. Sport Performance Anxiety.- 14. Speech Anxiety.- 15. Test Anxiety.- 16. Fear of Failure: The Psychodynamic, Need Achievement, Fear of Success, and Procrastination Models.
Number Of Pages: 553
Published: 30th April 1990
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 26.67 x 17.78
Weight (kg): 1.18