Performing the blush: a dramaturgical perspective from sociology

Scott, Susie (2012) Performing the blush: a dramaturgical perspective from sociology. In: Crozier, W Ray and de Jong, Peter J (eds.) The psychological significance of the blush. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. ISBN 9781107013933

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The blush is a ubiquitous yet little understood phenomenon which can be triggered by a number of self-conscious emotions such as shame, embarrassment, shyness, pride and guilt. The field of psychology has seen a recent surge in the research of such emotions, yet blushing remains a relatively neglected area. This unique volume brings together leading researchers from a variety of disciplines to review emerging research on the blush, discussing in depth issues that have arisen and stimulating new theorising to indicate future directions for research. Topics covered include: the psychophysiology of the blush; developmental aspects; measurement issues; its evolutionary significance and the role of similar colour signals in the social life of other species; its relation to embarrassment, shame and social anxiety; and the rationale for and clinical trials of interventions to help people suffering from blushing phobia.

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Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Sociology
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Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2013 09:17
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