Shame: Interpersonal Behavior, Psychopathology, and Culture

Paperback | August 1, 1998

EditorPaul Gilbert, Bernice Andrews

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One of the most commonly reported emotions in people seeking psychotherapy is shame, and this emotion has become the subject of intense research and theory over the last 20 years. In Shame: Interpersonal Behavior, Psychopathology, and Culture, Paul Gilbert and Bernice Andrews, together withsome of the most eminent figures in the field, examine the effect of shame on social behavior, social values, and mental states. The text utilizes a multidisciplinary approach, including perspectives from evolutionary and clinical psychology, neurobiology, sociology, and anthropology. In Part I, the authors cover some of the core issues and current controversies concerning shame. Part II explores the role of shame on the development of the infant brain, its evolution, and the relationship between shame as a personal and interpersonal construct and stigma. Part III examines theconnection between shame and psychopathology. Here, authors are concerned with outlining how shame can significantly influence the formation, manifestation, and treatment of psychopathology. Finally, Part IV discusses the notion that shame is not only related to internal experiences but also conveyssocially shared information about one's status and standing in the community. Shame will be essential reading for clinicians, clinical researchers, and social psychologists. With a focus on shame in the context of social behavior, the book will also appeal to a wide range of researchers in the fields of sociology, anthropology, and evolutionary psychology.

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One of the most commonly reported emotions in people seeking psychotherapy is shame, and this emotion has become the subject of intense research and theory over the last 20 years. In Shame: Interpersonal Behavior, Psychopathology, and Culture, Paul Gilbert and Bernice Andrews, together withsome of the most eminent figures in the field,...

Paul Gilbert is at Derby University. Bernice Andrews is at Royal Holloway University of London.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9.09 × 5.98 × 0.71 inPublished:August 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

Part I. Conceptual Issues1. Paul Gilbert: What is Shame? Some Core Issues and Controversies2. Bernice Andrews: Methodological and Definitional Issues in Shame ResearchPart II. Interpersonal Behavior3. Allan N. Schore: Early Shame Experiences and Infant Brain Development4. Dacher Keltner and Lee Anne Harker: The Forms and Functions of the Nonverbal Signal of Shame5. Paul Gilbert and Michael T. McGuire: Shame, Status, and Social Roles: Psychobiology and Evolution6. Michael Lewis: Shame and Stigma7. James Macdonald: Disclosing ShamePart III. Psychopathology8. Digby Tantam: The Emotional Disorders of Shame9. Bernice Andrews: Shame and Childhood Abuse10. Thomas J. Scheff: Shame in the Labeling of Mental Illness11. Suzanne M. Retzinger: Shame in the Therapeutic RelationshipPart IV. Culture12. Deborah F. Greenwald and David W. Harder: Domains of Shame: Evolutionary, Cultural, and Psychotherapeutic Aspects13. Nancy Lindisfarne: Gender, Shame, and Culture: An Anthropological Perspective14. Dov Cohen, Joseph Vandello and Adrian K. Rantilla: The Sacred and the Social: Cultures of Honor and Violence