Stress Managment Quiz 6 pg 26

Stress Managment Quiz 6 pg 26 - situations. ACTIVITY:...

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INTERPRETATION OF SCORES Social phobia is a real illness. Over 5.3 million Americans have social phobia. It can be treated with medicine and therapy. People with social phobia are very worried about embarrassing themselves in front of other people. Their fears may be so serious that they cannot do everyday things. They may have a very hard time talking to people at work or school on some days. They may worry they will blush and shake in front of other people, and may believe other people are waiting for them to make a mistake. Even talking on the telephone, signing a check at the store, or using a public restroom can make them afraid. Many people are a little nervous before they meet other people or give a speech. However, those with social phobia worry for weeks beforehand and may do anything to avoid these
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Unformatted text preview: situations. ACTIVITY: DECONSTRUCTING SOCIAL FEARS The first step in responding to social phobia is recognizing in which situations it occurs and the reasoning you use to make yourself anxious. Answer the following questions to get a better understanding of your fear in social situations: Place a check alongside any of the following social situations in which you experience anxiety. Meeting new people Having to speak before other people, such as a speech Asking someone out Speaking on the telephone Being at a party Speaking with a professor Below, list other social situations in which you become anxious. 84 gre06755_ch06.qxd 4/8/05 4:01 PM Page 84...
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