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Description - Fearing Others by Ariel Stravynski

Social phobia and disruptive social anxiety are features of the lives of many thousands of people. But exactly what is social phobia? What causes it? What is its nature and what kinds of treatments can improve it? Using key concepts and methods and a substantive body of research, this book aims to answer these questions and clarify social phobia by means of critical discussions and examination of evidence. It takes a sceptical stance towards the received view of social phobia as a species of disease caused by a deficient inner mechanism and considers an alternative construal of social phobia as a purposeful interpersonal pattern of self-overprotection from social threats. The possibility that social phobia might not actually exist in nature is also considered. Fearing Others will appeal to researchers, clinicians and students in clinical and health psychology and psychiatry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521854870
ISBN-10: 0521854873
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Pages: 450
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Ariel Stravynski

Ariel Stravynski is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montreal.

Books By Ariel Stravynski

Social Phobia by Ariel Stravynski
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Fearing Others by Ariel Stravynski
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