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Title: Social anxiety and Facebook use : exploring predictors of comfort interacting on Facebook and face-to-face in people with high and low levels of social anxiety
Author: Lewis, Anwen
ISNI:       0000 0004 8500 3824
Awarding Body: Royal Holloway, University of London
Current Institution: Royal Holloway, University of London
Date of Award: 2018
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Abstract:
Social anxiety (SA) is a fairly common human experience which involves fear of negative evaluation from others and feelings of anxiety around social or performance situations (American Psychiatric Association, 2013; Morrison & Heimberg, 2013). In recent years, social interactions have increasingly begun to take place online (Eraslan-Capan, 2015). The aim of this thesis was to explore the relationships between feelings of SA and use of Facebook, a popular social networking website. The systematic review focussed on exploring the potential benefits and disadvantages of using Facebook for people with SA, whilst the empirical study explored predictors of comfort interacting on Facebook and face-to-face in these individuals.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.792849  DOI: Not available
Keywords: Social Anxiety ; Facebook
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