Shyness: What it Is, what to Do about it

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Da Capo Press, 1990 - Psychology - 263 pages
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Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo's ground-breaking studies have found that there are more than 84 million shy people in America today, including such "secretly shy" celebrities as Carol Burnett, Barbara Walters, and Johnny Carson.

In this best-selling book, Dr. Zimbardo analyzes shyness with a personal understanding of the emotions involved. He then presents advice, exercises, and encouragement to help shy people strengthen their social skills and their self-confidence. If you're troubled by shyness, or love someone who is, reading Shyness can open new worlds.
 

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Review: Shyness: What It Is, What To Do About It

User Review  - Shyanne Diaz - Goodreads

This book is a bit outdated; one chapter refers to calling the phone operator to get your foot in the door with talking to people. It stood out and made me smile. There is also outdated research. But ... Read full review

Review: Shyness: What It Is, What To Do About It

User Review  - Chris Tempel - Goodreads

[rambling, partial take] i like the idea of an expert-- not someone afflicted with the disease, but attached to it nonetheless (professionally, in this case)-- giving critical thoughts on shyness. ive ... Read full review

Contents

what it
7
Understanding shyness
11
The personal world of the shy
27
Why shy?
40
Parents teachers and shy children
59
Friends lovers and shy strangers
81
From sad to bad to slightly mad
101
what to do about
119
Understanding your shyness
135
Building your selfesteem
153
Developing your social skills
169
Helping others overcome their shyness
189
Preventing shyness in society
209
General references
235
Index
251
Copyright

Understanding yourself
123

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About the author (1990)

Philip G. Zimbardo is Professor of Psychology at Stanford University, having earned his Ph.D. at Yale. He founded the Stanford Shyness Clinic to develop ways of overcoming the problems of shyness. His research on shyness, vandalism, and imprisonment is cited around the world, and the American Psychological Foundation has honored him for his teaching and writing. Dr. Zimbardo is also creator and host of the PBS television series Discovering Psychology.

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