Shyness pp 17-25 | Cite as

The Stanford Shyness Project

  • Philip G. Zimbardo
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)


Shyness offers a fascinating realm for psychological study because it reveals many issues central to understanding human nature. The shy person is the prototype of individual vulnerability, not from physical weakness or disability, or impaired mental functioning, but from the very essence of the human condition—the desperate need for acceptance, approval, and affiliation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip G. Zimbardo
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  1. 1.Department of PsychologyStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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