Perspectives on Research and Treatment

  • Warren H. Jones
  • Jonathan M. Cheek
  • Stephen R. Briggs

Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    1. Stephen R. Briggs, Jonathan M. Cheek, Warren H. Jones
      Pages 1-14
  3. Issues in the Study of Shyness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Philip G. Zimbardo
      Pages 17-25
    3. Arnold H. Buss
      Pages 39-46
    4. Stephen R. Briggs, Thomas G. Smith
      Pages 47-60
  4. Development of Shyness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 61-62
    2. Robert Plomin, Denise Daniels
      Pages 63-80
    3. Jerome Kagan, J. Steven Reznick
      Pages 81-90
    4. Jens Asendorpf
      Pages 91-103
    5. Jonathan M. Cheek, Andrea M. Carpentieri, Thomas G. Smith, Jill Rierdan, Elissa Koff
      Pages 105-115
    6. Robert O. Hansson
      Pages 117-129
  5. The Experience of Shyness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-132
    2. W. Ray Crozier
      Pages 133-145
    3. Carroll E. Izard, Marion C. Hyson
      Pages 147-160
    4. C. R. Snyder, Timothy W. Smith
      Pages 161-172
    5. Charles S. Carver, Michael F. Scheier
      Pages 173-185
  6. The Experience of Shyness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 187-188
    2. Robert M. Arkin, Elizabeth A. Lake, Ann H. Baumgardner
      Pages 189-203
    3. Harrison G. Gough, Avril Thorne
      Pages 205-225
    4. Warren H. Jones, Bruce N. Carpenter
      Pages 227-238
    5. Dan Russell, Carolyn E. Cutrona, Warren H. Jones
      Pages 239-249
  7. Related Constructs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-252
    2. Irwin G. Sarason, Barbara R. Sarason
      Pages 253-264
    3. James C. McCroskey, Michael J. Beatty
      Pages 279-293
    4. Rowland S. Miller
      Pages 295-311
  8. Therapeutic Interventions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 313-314
    2. Carol R. Glass, Cheryl A. Shea
      Pages 315-327
    3. Frances M. Haemmerlie, Robert L. Montgomery
      Pages 329-342
    4. Lynn Alden, Robin Cappe
      Pages 343-355
    5. Gerald M. Phillips
      Pages 357-374
    6. Paul A. Pilkonis
      Pages 375-385
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 387-398

About this book


This volume is about shyness: its definitions and conceptualization as a psy­ chological construct, research on its causes and consequences, methods for meas­ uring shyness, strategies for alleviating the unpleasant experiences associated with shyness, and its connection to other forms of social anxiety and inhibition. the book together was to provide a resource for The principal goal in putting psychologists from several subdisciplines, most notably social, personality, clin­ ical, and development13-l psychology, in addition to social scientists from other disciplines. We do riot assume that these chapters, considered collectively or individually, provide answers to every conceivable issue with respect to shyness. Rather, we hope that the book will serve to integrate what is known about shyness on the basis of current research and theorizing and to provide both directions and impetus for continued research, theoretical evolution, and improved techniques of assessment and intervention. But one might ask, why another book on shyness? In particular, why a book at this time given the recent appearance of other books on the topic and in view of the extensive literature on related topics such as introversion and anxiety-topics that would seem to compete with shyness for the same concep­ tual space? Our decision to edit this volume was prompted by several consid­ erations, some practical, others more substantive in nature.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Warren H. Jones
    • 1
  • Jonathan M. Cheek
    • 2
  • Stephen R. Briggs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of TulsaTulsaUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyWellesley CollegeWellesleyUSA

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