Self-portrayal concerns and their relation to safety behaviors and negative affect in social anxiety disorder.

@article{Moscovitch2013SelfportrayalCA,
  title={Self-portrayal concerns and their relation to safety behaviors and negative affect in social anxiety disorder.},
  author={David A. Moscovitch and Karen Rowa and Jeffrey R. Paulitzki and Maria D Ierullo and Brenda Chiang and Martin M. Antony and Randi E. McCabe},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2013},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={
          476-86
        }
}
It has been proposed that self-portrayal concerns - fundamental worries that particular negative self-attributes will become exposed during social encounters and criticized by others - underlie the experience of social anxiety (SA) and drive associated avoidance and safety behaviors (Moscovitch, 2009). The development of the Negative Self Portrayal Scale (NSPS) to assess such concerns across the dimensions of social competence, signs of anxiety, and physical appearance has helped yield… Expand
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