A contextual approach to experiential avoidance and social anxiety: evidence from an experimental interaction and daily interactions of people with social anxiety disorder.

@article{Kashdan2014ACA,
  title={A contextual approach to experiential avoidance and social anxiety: evidence from an experimental interaction and daily interactions of people with social anxiety disorder.},
  author={T. Kashdan and Fallon R Goodman and Kyla A. Machell and E. Kleiman and Samuel S. Monfort and J. Ciarrochi and J. Nezlek},
  journal={Emotion},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          769-781
        }
}
Experiential avoidance (EA), the tendency to avoid internal, unwanted thoughts and feelings, is hypothesized to be a risk factor for social anxiety. Existing studies of experiential avoidance rely on trait measures with minimal contextual consideration. In two studies, we examined the association between experiential avoidance and anxiety within real-world social interactions. In the first study, we examined the effect of experiential avoidance on social anxiety in everyday life. For 2 weeks… Expand
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