An Introduction to the Value of Shame—Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts

  • Elisabeth VanderheidenEmail author
  • Claude-Hélène Mayer


This chapter provides an introduction to the book and the content of the subchapters. It defines shame and embeds the discourse on shame in positive psychology and in selected cultural contexts.


Positive Psychology Social Emotion Shame Experience Shame Proneness Biomedical Paradigm 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elisabeth Vanderheiden
    • 1
    Email author
  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.RömerbergGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Therapeutische Kommunikation und SprachgebrauchEuropean University ViadrinaFrankfurt (Oder)Germany
  3. 3.Department of ManagementRhodes UniversityGrahamstownSouth Africa

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