Synopses & Reviews
Dr. Philip G. Zimbardo's ground-breaking studies have found that there are more than 84 million shy people in America today, including such "secretly shy" celebrities as Carol Burnett, Barbara Walters, and Johnny Carson.
In this best-selling book, Dr. Zimbardo analyzes shyness with a personal understanding of the emotions involved. He then presents advice, exercises, and encouragement to help shy people strengthen their social skills and their self-confidence. If you're troubled by shyness, or love someone who is, reading Shyness can open new worlds.
In this best-selling book, Dr. Zimbardo analyzes shyness and presents advice, exercises, and encouragement to help shy people strengthen their social skills and self-confidence.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-250) and index.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Understanding shyness -- The personal world of the shy -- Why shy -- Parents, teachers, and shy children -- Friends, lovers, and shy strangers -- From sad to bad to slightly mad -- Understanding yourself -- Understanding your shyness -- Building your self-esteem -- Developing your social skills -- Helping others overcome their shyness -- Preventing shyness in society.