Shyness: What it Is, what to Do about it

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Perseus Books, 1989 - Psychology - 263 pages
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Parents of shy children worry, and with good reason. Shyness can interfere with a child's growth, development, school performance and social experiences. Statistics show that 20% of children are born shy, and another 20% develop shyness. Parents who are shy themselves feel great compassion for their shy children but tend to contribute to the problem by shielding their child from difficult situations. Conversely, parents who are not shy are similarly at a loss and feel exasperated and baffled by their child's shyness. Dr. Ward Swallow addresses both of those situations.

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Great book for anyone dealing with social anxiety. Zimbardo is a genius. I have great respect for his studies and writings. Read full review


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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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