Shyness and the internet: Social problem or panacea?

  title={Shyness and the internet: Social problem or panacea?},
  author={Peter Lee Saunders and Andrea Chester},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
Shyness is a debilitating experience for a large proportion of the population. Shyness can be defined as a form of excessive selffocus, a preoccupation with one’s thoughts, feelings, and physical reactions and may vary from mild social awkwardness to total social inhibition. This article explores shyness, its prevalence and effects and examines the role of the internet in the experience and expression of shyness. Compared to research on shyness in the offline world, empirical work on shyness… CONTINUE READING
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