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Shyness and Embarrassment : Perspectives from Social Psychology - W. Ray Crozier

Shyness and Embarrassment

Perspectives from Social Psychology

By: W. Ray Crozier (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th July 1990
ISBN: 9780521355292
Number Of Pages: 376

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The contributors to this volume conceive of shyness and embarrassment as widely shared everyday experiences where social interaction is inhibited by self-consciousness and feelings of discomfort or foolishness. The dominant position within social psychology that these are aspects of social anxiety is attacked and defended. The role of unwelcome self-referential thoughts in the experience of the social emotions is a recurring theme throughout the book. This intuitively compelling notion is critically evaluated in terms of objective self-awareness, social anxiety, and impression management theories. A psychological account of these experiences is important for both theoretical and practical reasons: it advances the study of social processes and contributes to the remediation of extreme shyness and social anxiety. This is the first book that treats shyness and embarrassment together. Previous studies dealt with these experiences in isolation, even though they can be difficult to distinguish both in ordinary language and in psychological theory. The central assumption of this book is that understanding the "social emotions" will only be possible if they are considered together, if they are located within their social context, and if conceptual and empirical inquiries are closely related.

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IntroductionW. Ray CrozierCrozier, W. RaylPart I
Social psychological perspectives on shyness, embarrassment and shame
Shyness and embarrassment in psycholgical theory and ordinary language
The expression of shyness and embarrassment
The impact of focus of attention and affect on social behaviour
The evolution and manifestation of social anxietyPaul GilbertGilbert, PaulPeter TrowerTrower, PeterlPart II
Embarrassment: a conceptual analysis
Embarrassment and blushing: a component-process model, some initial descriptive and cross-cultural data
Blushing as a discourse: was Darwin wrong?Cristiano CastelfranchiCastelfranchi, CristianoIsabella PoggiPoggi, IsabellalPart III
A definition of shyness and its implications for clinical practice
Shyness and self-presentation
Shyness as a personality trait
Social anxiety, personality, and the self: clinical research and practice
Name index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521355292
ISBN-10: 052135529X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 376
Published: 27th July 1990
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.72

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