Shame Resilience Theory: A Grounded Theory Study on Women and Shame

  title={Shame Resilience Theory: A Grounded Theory Study on Women and Shame},
  author={B. Brown},
  journal={Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services},
  pages={43 - 52}
  • B. Brown
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Social Services
  • Although shame is one of the most primitive and universal of human emotions, it is often still considered a taboo topic among researchers, practitioners, and clients. This paper presents the empirical foundation for shame resilience theory–-a new theory for understanding shame and its impact on women. Using grounded theory methodology, 215 women were interviewed to determine why and how women experience shame and to identify the various processes and strategies women use to develop shame… CONTINUE READING
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