Journal of Rational Emotive Therapy December 1987, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 238–254 Authors: Gerald C. Davison & Vivien Zighelboim Abstract Cognitive conceptualizations of social anxiety emphasize the role of negative self-statements, unrealistic expectations, and irrational beliefs in the development and maintenance of anxiety in social-evaluative situations. Research into these cognitive factors has entailed administration of questionnaires and instructions…

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