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Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia
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Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia

Louis A. Schmidt and Jay Schulkin


This book assembles a 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 and present state-of-the-art research for psychologists, neuroscientists, and clinicians interested in the development and outcome of these emotions in mental health. The 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 provide ... More

Keywords: fear, shyness, mental health, childhood, neuroscience, social phobia, emotions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195118872
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis A. Schmidt, editor
McMaster University

Jay Schulkin, editor
National Institute of Mental Health

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Part I The Phenomena of Childhood Fear and Shyness: Conceptual, Biological, and Developmental Considerations

Part II Endocrine and Neural Bases of Fear: Implications for Understanding Extreme Shyness and Developmental Outcome

Part III Developmental Outcomes and Clinical Perspectives

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