The growth in shyness may be partly due to increased reliance on technology as a means of communicating, leaving people less adept at face to face interaction. As children are increasingly forced off the streets and families become smaller so there are fewer opportunities for unstructured, unsupervised interaction. Finally, automation is replacing human contact in many areas of life from ATMs to the notorious telephone answering services.
This book looks at:
The anthropological and cultural contexts of shyness
Social development and personality
The benefits of shyness such as more committed relationships
How to increase confidence
Dealing with social anxiety
Finding friends and romance
Shyness and longer-lasting psychological problems
©2008 Sheldon Press; (P)2009 Summersdale Publishers Ltd
The audio quality was very poor.
The content was like a history lesson rather than a helpful guide.
An American "English" reader would have been better.
None, that I could find!
It needs to be re-recorded. I couldn't listen to more than 5 minutes of it. Did they copy this off an old 8-track they had lying around?
No idea. never got past minute 5.
Two words: Digital Audio.
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