Shyness pp 91-103 | Cite as

Shyness in Middle and Late Childhood

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


John and Ann are both quiet children. In kindergarten they have no friends, and they relate better to adults than to their peers. John does not seem to be unhappy with children in general but he shows little interest in them and apparently prefers to play alone. Ann always acts in the background and never volunteers for a task where she is the focus of attention. She does seem interested in other children, but she acts very coy, sometimes anxiously, toward them.


Social Skill Social Knowledge Parenting Style Social Preference Social Withdrawal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jens Asendorpf
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute for Psychological ResearchMunich 40Federal Republic of Germany

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