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Expanding the topography of social anxiety. An experience-sampling assessment of positive emotions, positive events, and emotion suppression.
Psychol Sci. 2006 Feb; 17(2):120-8.PS

Abstract

The relation between social anxiety and hedonic activity remains poorly understood. From a self-regulatory perspective, we hypothesized that socially anxious individuals experience diminished positive experiences and events on days when they are unable to manage socially anxious feelings adequately. In this 21-day experience-sampling study, we constructed daily measures of social anxiety and emotion regulation. Greater dispositional social anxiety was associated with less positive affect and fewer positive events in everyday life. Among individuals defined as socially anxious from their scores on a global self-report measure of social anxiety, the number of positive events was lowest on days when they both were more socially anxious and tended to suppress emotions and highest on days when they were less socially anxious and more accepting of emotional experiences. Irrespective of dispositional social anxiety, participants reported the most intense positive emotions on the days when they were both least socially anxious and most accepting of emotional experiences. Possible clinical implications are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, MS 3F5, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA. tkashdan@gmu.eduNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16466419

Citation

Kashdan, Todd B., and Michael F. Steger. "Expanding the Topography of Social Anxiety. an Experience-sampling Assessment of Positive Emotions, Positive Events, and Emotion Suppression." Psychological Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 120-8.
Kashdan TB, Steger MF. Expanding the topography of social anxiety. An experience-sampling assessment of positive emotions, positive events, and emotion suppression. Psychol Sci. 2006;17(2):120-8.
Kashdan, T. B., & Steger, M. F. (2006). Expanding the topography of social anxiety. An experience-sampling assessment of positive emotions, positive events, and emotion suppression. Psychological Science, 17(2), 120-8.
Kashdan TB, Steger MF. Expanding the Topography of Social Anxiety. an Experience-sampling Assessment of Positive Emotions, Positive Events, and Emotion Suppression. Psychol Sci. 2006;17(2):120-8. PubMed PMID: 16466419.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Expanding the topography of social anxiety. An experience-sampling assessment of positive emotions, positive events, and emotion suppression. AU - Kashdan,Todd B, AU - Steger,Michael F, PY - 2006/2/10/pubmed PY - 2006/4/15/medline PY - 2006/2/10/entrez SP - 120 EP - 8 JF - Psychological science JO - Psychol Sci VL - 17 IS - 2 N2 - The relation between social anxiety and hedonic activity remains poorly understood. From a self-regulatory perspective, we hypothesized that socially anxious individuals experience diminished positive experiences and events on days when they are unable to manage socially anxious feelings adequately. In this 21-day experience-sampling study, we constructed daily measures of social anxiety and emotion regulation. Greater dispositional social anxiety was associated with less positive affect and fewer positive events in everyday life. Among individuals defined as socially anxious from their scores on a global self-report measure of social anxiety, the number of positive events was lowest on days when they both were more socially anxious and tended to suppress emotions and highest on days when they were less socially anxious and more accepting of emotional experiences. Irrespective of dispositional social anxiety, participants reported the most intense positive emotions on the days when they were both least socially anxious and most accepting of emotional experiences. Possible clinical implications are discussed. SN - 0956-7976 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16466419/Expanding_the_topography_of_social_anxiety__An_experience_sampling_assessment_of_positive_emotions_positive_events_and_emotion_suppression_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2006.01674.x?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -