Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety : Clinical, Developmental, and Social Perspectives

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Social Anxiety Clinical, Developmental, and Social Perspectives, Second Edition, provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding social anxiety disorder (SAD) by bringing together research across several disciplines, including social psychology, developmental psychology, behavior genetics, and clinical psychology.
The book explains the different aspects of social anxiety and social phobia in adults and children, including the evolution of terminology and constructs, assessment procedures, relationship to personality disorders, and psychopathology. It considers most prominent theoretical perspectives on social anxiety and SAD discussed by social psychologists, developmental psychologists, behavior geneticists, clinical psychologists, and psychiatrists. These theoretical perspectives emphasize different factors that can contribute to the etiology and/or maintenance of social anxiety/SAD. Treatment approaches are also discussed, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure intervention, social skills training.
The contents of this volume represent some of the best views and thoughts in the field. It is hoped that the breadth of perspectives offered will help foster continued interdisciplinary dialogue and efforts toward cross-fertilization to advance the understanding, conceptualization, and treatment of chronic and debilitating social anxiety.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 632 pages
  • 149.86 x 231.14 x 35.56mm | 1,133.98g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • black & white illustrations, black & white tables
  • 0123750962
  • 9780123750969
  • 1,559,808

Table of contents

Part One. Delineation of Social Anxiety Disorder
1. Terminology and Evolution of Constructs
2. Assessment of Social Anxiety and Its Clinical Expressions
3. Shyness, Social Anxiety, and Social Anxiety Disorder
4. Embarrassment and Social Anxiety: Distant Cousins or Close Kin?
5. Social Anxiety Disorder and its Relationship to Perfectionism
6. Social Anxiety Disorder as a Deficit in Social Skills
7. Social Anxiety Disorder and Its Relationship to Clinical Syndromes in Adulthood
8. The Relationship of Social Anxiety Disorder to Avoidant Personality Disorder
9. The Development and Clinical Impact of Social Anxiety Disorder in Children and Adolescents

Part Two. Theoretical Perspectives
10. Neuroendocrinology and Neuroimaging Studies in Social Anxiety Disorder
11. Genetic Basis of Social Anxiety Disorder
12. Temperamental Contributions to Affective and Behavioral Profiles in Childhood
13. Behavioral Theories of Social Anxiety Disorder: Contributions of Basic Behavioral Principles
14. Cognitive biases in Social Anxiety Disorder
15. Social Anxiety Disorder: An Information-Processing Perspective
16. An Integrated Cognitive-Behavioral Model of Social Anxiety
17. Social Anxiety Disorder and the Self
18. Social Anxiety as an Early Warning System: A Refinement and Extension of the Self-Presentation Theory of Social Anxiety

Part Three. Treatment Approaches
19. Psychopharmacology
20. Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder: A Treatments-by-Dimensions Review
21. Comparison between pharmacological and psychosocial treatments
22. Mechanisms of Action in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder
23. Summary and Future Directions
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About Stefan G. Hofmann

Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D. is an international expert on psychotherapy for emotional disorders. He is professor of Psychology at Boston University, where he is the Director of the Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory. Stefan was born and raised in Germany. He studied psychology at the University of Marburg, Germany, where he received his B.A., M.S., and Ph.D. He came to the US in 1991 and has been calling Boston his home since 1996. Prior to that, he was at SUNY Albany and before that at Stanford University. He has been President of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT; 2012-2013) and is presently president of the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy. He is presently editor-in-chief of Cognitive Therapy and Research and Associate Editor of Clinical Psychological Science and was formerly associate editor of many other journals, including the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. He is the recipient of ABCT's Outstanding Service Award, the Aaron T. Beck Award for Excellence in Contributions to CBT by Assumption College and the Aaron T. Beck Award for Significant and Enduring Contributions to the Field of Cognitive Therapy by Academy of Cognitive Therapy. He was an advisor to the DSM-5 Development Process and was a member of the DSM-5 Anxiety Disorder Sub-Work Group, Stefan has published widely as an author of more than 300 peer-reviewed journal articles and 15 books, including An Introduction of Modern CBT (Wiley-Blackwell) and Emotion in Therapy: From Science to Practice (by Guilford Press). He is also the co-author (together with David Barlow and Mark Durand) of one of the best-selling Abnormal Psychology text books in the world, Abnormal Psychology: An Integrative Approach (8th Edition). His research focuses on the mechanism of treatment change, translating discoveries from neuroscience into clinical applications, emotion regulation, and cultural expressions of psychopathology. Stefan has been awarded generous research grants from the NIMH and NARSAD. He is a fellow of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies and the Association for Psychological Science. He gave up his American Psychological Association fellowship status when he resigned in protest over the fact that APA was actively involved in torturing political prisoners. He lectures internationally, is a licensed psychologist, and is married with two children. Weblink:
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