Mapping shame and its functions in relationships.

  title={Mapping shame and its functions in relationships.},
  author={T. J. Ferguson},
  journal={Child maltreatment},
  volume={10 4},
Articles in this issue examine how experiences of shame, together with its effects on anger, are involved in maltreatment's sequelae. Authors identify mechanisms through which these emotions result from, and adversely affect, victims' concurrent and later adjustment. Using Leary's (1999) analysis of similar paradoxes in research concerning self-esteem, this commentary pinpoints dilemmas and consequences implied in this special issue regarding shame. These include whether shame should be… CONTINUE READING