The Psychological Significance of the Blush, Hardback Book

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, 7 Tables, black and white; 2 Halftones, unspecified; 6 Line drawings, unspecified
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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  • Category: Social, group or collective psychology
  • ISBN: 9781107013933



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