NSC4382 week 4
Created on February 6, 2024
By Kylie Wong
How to define social anxeity
A form of phobia that is characteried by overwhelming self-consciousness during common social situations
Effects from social anxiety
An individual may feel different symptoms from social anxiety including:
- intense fear of meeting strangers
- worry about embarassing themselves
- overanalyzing their actions and words
Origins of this term
- The term "social anxiety" was coined by Pierre Janet in 1903 to describe people who feared being observed, while speaking, playing the piano, or writing.
- Social anxiety nowadays is a term used to descibe the excessive fear, nervousness, and apprehension that people experience in social interactions as described by Gillian Butler back in 1999.