Coping with Shyness and Social Phobias

Pages: 192
Subject: Psychology, Self-Help
Imprint: Oneworld

Coping with Shyness and Social Phobias

A Guide to Understanding and Overcoming Social Anxiety

Lynn E. Alden, Ray Crozier

Social anxiety is the third largest psychological problem in the United States today, affecting 15 million Americans in any given year. This book offers information on a range of treatments that are available, including cognitive behavioral therapy and medication, and gives an objective appraisal of their effectiveness and limitations.
9781851685165 (1 Apr 2009)
RRP £9.99 / US$14.95

The Book

Shyness and social phobia will affect one in twenty people and can prevent those suffering from leading their lives to the full. In this supportive and informative guide, psychologists Crozier and Alden explore the reason and meaning behind social anxiety and consider the various treatments on offer; including medication and cognitive-behavioural therapy.

Supported by case studies and the latest in psychological research and practice, the authors distinguish between shyness and the debilitating effects of social phobia in refreshingly relatable terms. Presenting up-to-date information on the methods people are using to overcome their difficulties and giving an objective appraisal of their effectiveness and limitations, this book is an invaluable resource for those trying to understand their own anxieties or the anxieties of others.

Additional Information

Subject Psychology, Self-Help
Pages 192
Imprint Oneworld


About the Author

W. Ray Crozier is Professor of Psychology at the University of East Anglia and a Fellow of the British Psychological Society

Lynn E. Alden is Professor of Psychology at the University of British Columbia and a registered psychologist. Dr Alden has been President of the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs and President of the Society for Interpersonal Theory and Research.