International Handbook of Social Anxiety: Concepts, Research, and Interventions Relating to the Self and Shyness

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Chapter 9
Shyness and Social
Interaction

Monroe A. Bruch

INTERNAL COGNITIVE-PERCEPTUAL RESPONSES

Negative Self-statements

Attributional Responses

Self-appraisal Processes

Self-protective vs Acquisitive Interaction Goals

EXTERNAL VERBAL-NONVERBAL BEHAVIORS

Self-protective Function of Verbal Content

Implications of Trower and Gilbert's Model for Verbal Content

Application of Ickes' Dyadic Interaction Paradigm

SOCIAL SKILLS DEFICITS

Decoding Skills Deficits

Conversational Skills Deficits

Social Skill Deficits in Childhood and as a Vulnerability Factor

NEW DIRECTIONS

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

The objective of this chapter is to examine the relationship between shyness and problems in social interaction. Although there is very little longitudinal research on the reciprocal nature of how shyness impacts one' s partners in an interaction and in turn how the shy person is affected by the behavior of these partners, there is substantial interest in how personality processes relate to interpersonal behavior. Recently, Asendorpf and Wilpers (1998) showed that components of the FiveFactor model of personality accounted for significant variance in a number of aspects of college students' interpersonal behavior over an 18-month period. In

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