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Shame: The Exposed Self

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Shame, the quintessential human emotion, received little attention during the years in which the central forces believed to be motivating us were identified as primitive instincts like sex and aggression. Now, redressing the balance, there is an explosion of interest in the self-conscious emotion. Much of our psychic lives involve the negotiation of shame, asserts Michael ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published August 8th 1995 by Free Press (first published 1992)
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Arjun Ravichandran
Sep 19, 2015 Arjun Ravichandran rated it liked it
Slightly dry, scholarly work on the psychology of shame. Like most books on psychology not explicitly written for a lay audience, the text is riddled with back-and-forths between the author's own position and various other schools of thought.

While occasionally rough-going, nonetheless recommended.
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A straightforward sociobiological approach to analyzing the origin of shame and its impact on human behavior.
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