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Shame and Guilt

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Shame and guilt, while the focus of attention among scholars and clinicians for generations, have only recently been subjected to systematic empirical scrutiny. This volume reports on the growing body of knowledge on these key self-conscious emotions, integrating findings from the authors' original research program with other data emerging from social, clinical, personalit ...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published November 4th 2003 by The Guilford Press (first published January 1st 2002)
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Mary Whisner
Mar 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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This book really interesting -- and it's written to be accessible to non-specialists. Tangney and her associates have studied shame and guilt in a variety of populations (children, adolescents, college students, adults), looking at correlations with behaviors and with other psychological measures.

In everyday speech, a lot of people use "shame" and "guilt" interchangeably, but the authors (and other pscyhologists) differentiate between the two. Guilt has to do with feeling bad about SOMETHING you
Jenny Stewart
Oct 16, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who feel a lot of guilt and shame or like to induce it in others
This book describes similarities and differences between guilt and shame, and explains how guilt can be adaptive and induce approach related behavior in people, whereas shame makes people withdraw and worsens depression and anxiety. I loved it.
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