Interpersonal consequences of the pursuit of safety.

  title={Interpersonal consequences of the pursuit of safety.},
  author={Lynn E. Alden and Peter J. Bieling},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={36 1},
Socially anxious (N = 41) and non-anxious (N = 41) individuals participated in a getting acquainted situation that was based on the reciprocity self-disclosure paradigm. Subjects' appraisals of the situation were manipulated to be either positive or negative by highlighting the likelihood of positive or negative social outcomes. Subjects' social goals and use of safety behaviors were assessed, as were others' reaction to the subjects. As predicted, socially anxious individuals elicited… CONTINUE READING