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A large body of research confirms that self-affirmation reduces defensive reactions to self-threats. Self-affirmation buffers against threats to the self by bolstering perceptions of the self as moral and good, thereby serving to restore global self-integrity. However, recent research shows...
This thesis is concerned with understanding the shame that often accompanies acne and acne scarring, as an instance of shame that accompanies bodily abnormality or disability, with the aim of exploring strategies of resistance. (1) I explore the explanandum by appealing to the language used by...
Self-Conscious Emotion and Existential Concerns: An Examination of the Effect of Shame on Death-Related ThoughtsDownload
Shame is an emotionally painful experience that is commonly encountered in psychotherapy, typically involving a sense of exposure, negative self-judgment, and a strong desire to withdraw or hide. Such features reflect a perceived loss of status and safety in the world, issues that are of central...
The concept of “emerging adulthood” (Arnett, 2000) marks a new independence from social roles and normative expectations. While sexual and spiritual identities are important aspects of self, with such freedom comes an increased vulnerability to experience shame, an example of this being the many...
Unmasking the self as a fallible health professional: A grounded theory study on the psychosocial process of mitigating the negative effects of shame due to mistakesDownload
This grounded theory study investigated the effect of shame on health professionals who make mistakes. Interviews with nurses, physicians, pharmacists and residents generated rich data from which to formulate a theory on the psychosocial process of making a mistake. The stories and experiences...