Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia

Hardcover | August 15, 1999

EditorLouis A. Schmidt, Jay Schulkin

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Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia assembles a stellar group of researchers to discuss the origins, development, and outcomes of extreme fear and shyness. By selecting the foremost experts from disparate fields, the editors provide a thorough and timely examination of the subject andpresent state-of-the-art research for psychologists, neuroscientists, and clinicians interested in the development and outcome of these emotions in mental health. This book is divided into three parts. Part I investigates the development of fear and shyness in childhood; Part II examines the endocrine and neural bases of fear; and Part III provides clinical perspectives. As well, this is one of the only books available to cover the development and outcomesof extreme fear and shyness, explain the basic neuroscience of fear, and document the clinical outcomes of social phobia.

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Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia assembles a stellar group of researchers to discuss the origins, development, and outcomes of extreme fear and shyness. By selecting the foremost experts from disparate fields, the editors provide a thorough and timely examination of the subject andpresent state-of-the-art research for psycholog...

Louis A. Schmidt is at McMaster University. Jay Schulkin is at National Institute of Mental Health.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195118871

ISBN - 13:9780195118872

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I. THE PHENOMENA AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDHOOD SHYNESS AND FEAR: CONCEPTUAL AND BIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS1. Jerome Kagan: The concept of behavioral inhibition2. W. Raymond Crozier: Individual differences in childhood shyness: Distinguishing fearful and self-conscious shyness3. Kathy Stansbury: Attachment, temperament, and adrenocortical function in infancy4. Louis A. Schmidt and Nathan A. Fox: Socially-anxious "Jack," socially-avoidant "Jill": Conceptual, biological, and behavioral distinctions among different categories of shy children5. Richard J. Davidson and Maureen Rickman: Behavioral inhibition and the emotional circuitry of the brain: Stability and plasticity during the early childhood yearsMary K. Rothbart: Commentary:II. ENDOCRINE AND NEURAL BASIS OF FEAR: IMPLICATIONS FOR UNDERSTANDING EXTREME SHYNESS AND DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME6. Lorey K. Takahashi and Ned H. Kalin: Neural mechanisms and the development of individual differences in behavioral inhibition7. Karim Nader and Joseph E. LeDoux: Neural circuits underlying fear8. Jay Shulkin and Jeffrey B. Rosen: Neuroendocrine regulation of fear and anxiety9. Bruce S. McEwen: Life-long effects of hormones on brain development: Relation to healh and diseaseGeorge P. Chrousos and Philip W. Gold: Commentary:III. DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES AND CLINICAL PERSPECTIVES10. Jonathan M. Cheek and Elena Krasnoperova: Varieties of shyness in adolescence and adulthood11. Deborah C. Biedel and Samuel M. Turner: The natural course of shyness and related syndromes12. Elaine N. Aron: High sensitivity as one source of fearfulness and shyness: Preliminary research and clinical implications13. Franklin R. Schneier: Extreme fear and shyness: treatment and interventionLynne Hendersen and Philip G. Zimbardo: Commentary:

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"Experts from disparate fields provide a thorough and timely examination of the development and outcomes of fear, shyness, and social phobia. Schmidt (psychology, McMaster U.) and Schulkin (physiology and biophysics, Georgetown U.) offer 13 contributions that discuss conceptual, biological,and developmental considerations in the phenomena of childhood fear and shyness; endocrine and neural bases of fear; and clinical perspectives."--SciTech Book News