Interpretation and judgmental biases in social phobia.

  title={Interpretation and judgmental biases in social phobia.},
  author={Marisol J Voncken and Susan M B{\"o}gels and Klaas de Vries},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  volume={41 12},
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A cognitive-behavioral model of anxiety in social phobia.
An empirically derived inventory to measure social fears and anxiety: The Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory.
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Cognitive factors in social anxiety and its treatment.
Validity of Two Questionnaires to Assess Social Fears: The Dutch Social Phobia and Anxiety Inventory and the Blushing, Trembling and Sweating Questionnaire
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