The Psychological Significance of the Blush Hardback
Edited by W. Ray Crozier, Peter J. De Jong
The blush is a ubiquitous yet little understood phenomenon which can be triggered by a number of self-conscious emotions such as shame, embarrassment, shyness, pride and guilt.
The field of psychology has seen a recent surge in the research of such emotions, yet blushing remains a relatively neglected area.
This unique volume brings together leading researchers from a variety of disciplines to review emerging research on the blush, discussing in depth issues that have arisen and stimulating new theorizing to indicate future directions for research.
Topics covered include: the psychophysiology of the blush; developmental aspects; measurement issues; its evolutionary significance and the role of similar colour signals in the social life of other species; its relation to embarrassment, shame and social anxiety; and the rationale for, and clinical trials of, interventions to help people suffering from blushing phobia.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 361 pages, 8 b/w illus. 7 tables
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 29/11/2012
- Category: Social, group or collective psychology
- ISBN: 9781107013933