Shame : Interpersonal Behavior, Psychopathology and Culture

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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. In this volume, the editors and contributors examine the effect of shame on social behaviour, 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 issuesand 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 the connection between shame and psychopathology. Here, authors are concerned with outlining how shame can significantly influence the formation, manifestation, and treatment of psychopathology.
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  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 564g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 halftones, 1 line figure
  • 0195114795
  • 9780195114799

Table of contents

Part I Conceptual issues: Paul Gilbert: What is Shame? Some Core Issues and Controversies; 2: Bernice Andrews: Methodological and Definitional Issues in Shame Research. Part II Interpersonal Behavior: 3: Allan N. Schore: Early Shame Experiences and Infant Brain Development; 4: Dacher Keltner & Lee Anne Harker: The Forms and Functions of the Nonverbal Signal of Shame; 5: Paul Gilbert & Michael T. McGuire: Shame, Status, and Social Roles: Psychobiology and Evolution; 6: Michael Lewis: Shame & Stigma; 7 Disclosing Shame: James Macdonald. Part III Psychopathology; 8: Digby Tantam: The Emotional Disorders of Shame; 9: Bernice Andrews: Shame and Childhood Abuse; 10: Thomas J. Scheff: Shame in the Labelling of Mental Illness; 11: Suzanne M. Retzinger: Shame in the Therapeutic Relationship; Part IV. Culture; 12: Deborah F. Greenwald and David W. Harder: Domains of Shame: Evolutionary, Cultural, and Psychotherapeutic Aspects; 13: Nancy Lindisfarne: Gender, Shame, and Culture: An Anthropological Perspective; 14: Dov Cohen, Joseph Vandello and Adrian K. Rantilla: The Sacred and the Social: Cultures of Honor and Violence.
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