Social anxiety and self-presentation: a conceptualization and model.

@article{Schlenker1982SocialAA,
  title={Social anxiety and self-presentation: a conceptualization and model.},
  author={Barry R. Schlenker and Mark R. Leary},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1982},
  volume={92 3},
  pages={
          641-669
        }
}
This article presents a self-presentation approach to the study of social anxiety that proposes that social anxiety arises when people are motivated to make a preferred impression on real or imagined audiences but doubt they will do so, and thus perceive or imagine unsatisfactory evaluative reactions from subjectively important audiences. We presume that specific situational and dispositional antecedents of social anxiety operate by influencing people's motivation to impress others and their… 
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