When the heat is on: romantic partner responses influence distress in socially anxious women.

@article{Beck2006WhenTH,
  title={When the heat is on: romantic partner responses influence distress in socially anxious women.},
  author={J Gayle Beck and Joanne Davila and Sherry Farrow and Demond M Grant},
  journal={Behaviour research and therapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={44 5},
  pages={737-48}
}
This study provided a preliminary test of whether socially anxious women and their partners would show more negative social support behavior, especially among those with low relationship satisfaction, and whether this would increase the distress of the socially anxious women. Women with (n=22) and without (n=23) heightened social anxiety were observed interacting with their partners under a social-evaluative threat and support behaviors were coded. Unexpectedly, no differences were found… CONTINUE READING