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Shyness pp 315-327 | Cite as

Cognitive Therapy for Shyness and Social Anxiety

  • Carol R. Glass
  • Cheryl A. Shea
Part of the Emotions, Personality, and Psychotherapy book series (EPPS)

Abstract

In a review of the recent literature, Pilkonis (1984) reported that 15% to 20% of the general adult population may experience distressing social anxiety. Shyness has been linked with depression, occupational difficulty, sexual dysfunction, and assertiveness deficits (Zimbardo, 1977). Thus, it is clear that shyness and social anxiety are important and clinically relevant problems.

Keywords

Social Skill Social Anxiety Cognitive Therapy Irrational Belief Negative Thought 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carol R. Glass
    • 1
  • Cheryl A. Shea
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyCatholic UniversityUSA

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