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Fearing Others

Fearing Others
The Nature and Treatment of Social Phobia

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  • Date Published: March 2007
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521854870

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  • Social phobia is commonly regarded as a kind of disease caused by a deficient inner mechanism, but it may also be considered as a purposeful interpersonal pattern of self-protection from social threats. Though a critical assessment of several theoretical perspectives, this book attempts to clarify social phobia by critically discussing four questions: what is social phobia, what causes it, what is its nature and what kinds of treatments can improve.

    • Systematic and integrated examination of evidence gives clarity to arguments
    • Sole author gives the book organic unity and clear perspective which is lacking in competing titles
    • Addresses the question of whether social phobia actually exists which similar titles simply assume
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    "...a valuable tool for the practicing clinician and researcher. Stravynski takes the reader on an informative trip into the genealogy of the social phobia diagnosis..."
    Robert A. Bischoff, PsycCRITIQUES

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    • Date Published: March 2007
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521854870
    • length: 450 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 158 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.854kg
    • contains: 29 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. What Is Social Phobia?:
    1. Social phobia - a self-protective interpersonal pattern
    2. The genealogy of the notion of social phobia
    Part II. What Is The Nature Of Social Phobia?:
    3. Social phobia as a disorder of social anxiety
    4. Social phobia as a disease
    5. Social phobia as a hypothetical entity
    Part III. What Causes Social Phobia?:
    6. Social phobia as a consequence of brain defects
    7. Social phobia as a consequence of cognitive biases
    8. Social phobia as a consequence of deficient social skills
    9. Social phobia as a consequence of individual history
    Part IV. What Helps Social Phobic Individuals?:
    10. The treatments of social phobia: their nature and effects
    Part V. Concluding Remarks:
    11. Discussion and integration.

  • Author

    Ariel Stravynski, Université de Montréal
    Ariel Stravynski is Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Psychology at the University of Montreal.

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