The Fear of Positive Evaluation Scale: assessing a proposed cognitive component of social anxiety.

@article{Weeks2008TheFO,
  title={The Fear of Positive Evaluation Scale: assessing a proposed cognitive component of social anxiety.},
  author={Justin W. Weeks and Richard G Heimberg and Thomas L. Rodebaugh},
  journal={Journal of anxiety disorders},
  year={2008},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={
          44-55
        }
}
Cognitive-behavioral models propose that fear of negative evaluation is the core feature of social anxiety disorder. However, it may be that fear of evaluation in general is important in social anxiety, including fears of positive as well as negative evaluation. To test this hypothesis, we developed the Fear of Positive Evaluation Scale (FPES) and conducted analyses to examine the psychometric properties of the FPES, as well as test hypotheses regarding the construct of fear of positive… CONTINUE READING

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