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Social anxiety is a pervasive part of everyday life. Whether experienced during public speaking, in casual conversation, or in interactions with a boss, a potential romantic partner, or a complete stranger, feelings of anxiety, uncertainty, and awkwardness are often the consequence of quite ordinary encounters. Why does social anxiety occur? Why are some people more prone to it than others? A complete and authoritative review of the latest theory and research, this book examines the situational, dispositional, and evolutionary causes of social anxiety; its physiological, cognitive, and emotional aspects; and strategies for prevention and treatment. Special features include scales for measuring different manifestations of social anxiety as well as concise boxed segments highlighting topics of particular interest.
Table of Contents
1. The Stage Fright of Everyday Life
2. The Interpersonal Basis of Social Anxiety
3. Self-Presentational Motivation
4. Self-Presentational Expectancies
5. Self-Presentational Disasters
6. Trait Social Anxiety and Social Phobia
7. Subjective Aspects of Social Anxiety: Physiology, Cognition, and Emotion
8. Interpersonal Behavior
9. Chasing Away the Butterflies
"...well written and engaging without sacrificing scholarship....A valuable addition to a psychology collection, which will serve a variety of audiences, undergraduate through professional."
"The authors' work has extraordinary range and offers countless useful insights. Researchers, practitioners, and the curious public will all find smooth prose and great wisdom in this book. It is an integrative, important, state-of-the-art analysis."
-Rowland S. Miller
"This is a fascinating and authoritative work....a valuable resource for readers and therapists, as well as anyone who is curious about the basic human project of getting along with others. It is pleasant and easy to read, yet sophisticated enough for the expert."
-Roy F. Baumeister, PhD
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