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Extreme Fear, Shyness, and Social Phobia

Louis A. Schmidt and Jay Schulkin


This book assembles a group of researchers to discuss the origins, development, and outcomes of extreme fear and shyness. By selecting the foremost experts from disparate fields, the editors provide a thorough and timely examination of the subject and present state-of-the-art research for psychologists, neuroscientists, and clinicians interested in the development and outcome of these emotions in mental health. The book is divided into three parts. Part I investigates the development of fear and shyness in childhood; Part II examines the endocrine and neural bases of fear; and Part III provide ... More

Keywords: fear, shyness, mental health, childhood, neuroscience, social phobia, emotions

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780195118872
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195118872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Louis A. Schmidt, editor
McMaster University

Jay Schulkin, editor
National Institute of Mental Health

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Part I The Phenomena of Childhood Fear and Shyness: Conceptual, Biological, and Developmental Considerations

Part II Endocrine and Neural Bases of Fear: Implications for Understanding Extreme Shyness and Developmental Outcome

7 The Neural Circuits that Underlie Fear

Nader Karim, and LeDoux Joseph

8 Neuroendocrine Regulation of Fear and Anxiety

Jay Schulkin, and Jeffrey B. Rosen

Part III Developmental Outcomes and Clinical Perspectives

10 The Natural Course of Shyness and Related Syndromes

Deborah C. Beidel, and Samuel M. Turner

11 Varieties of Shyness in Adolescence and Adulthood

Jonathan M. Cheek, and Elena N. Krasnoperova


Louis A. Schmidt, and Jay Schulkin

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