Social skills deficits among the socially anxious: Rejection from others and loneliness

  title={Social skills deficits among the socially anxious: Rejection from others and loneliness},
  author={C. Segrin and T. Kinney},
  journal={Motivation and Emotion},
  • C. Segrin, T. Kinney
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology
  • Motivation and Emotion
  • Based on evidence linking social anxiety with social skills deficits, it was hypothesized that socially anxious individuals would exhibit diminished social skills in a naturalistic interaction, relative to socially nonanxious persons, and that they would also elicit rejection from their conversational partners and experience loneliness. Socially anxious and nonanxious persons were surreptitiously videotaped while they waited with partners for an experiment to begin. Analyses of subjects' social… CONTINUE READING
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