3-28 - B Reinforcement model environment 1 Punishment – 2...

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Shyness I. Types A. Dispositional – Is the shyness that goes with the person. Always shy. Shy in conversations, generally shy. B. Situational – Experience in a particular situation. II. Dispositional Correlates A. Educational – “Get screwed by society on a daily basis”. B. Occupational – Non shy people are better at interviews. The more you move up in an organization, the higher the pay. C. Relational- Non shy are more likely to return stuff. In a personal relationship, shy people are more likely to stick to one person. “dating anxiety – fearful of going out with people they are attracted to. III. Causes of Dispositional Shyness A. Genetic – some evidence of genetics being an influence in shyness.
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Unformatted text preview: B. Reinforcement model - environment 1. Punishment – 2. Non-responsiveness – Neglect. A lot of people that are ignored as a child are more likely to be shy. 3. Learned Helplessness – we want our actions to have dependable actions and if you can’t figure it out then you’ll give up. We want consistency. C. Skills – Some people are more skillful of communicating than others. D. Modeling – no good models of communications. IV. Reducing Dispositional Shyness A. Behavioral Therapies 1. Systematic desensitization 2. Cognitive restructuring 3. Visualization B. Skills Training V. Causes of Situational Shyness A. Conspicuousness B. Rigid Rules C. Labels D. Evaluation E. Novelty/Ambiguity...
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