12 January 2017 – 13 January 2017

“Hell is Other People” – The concept and phenomenology of social anxiety


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In this two-day workshop, we will explore the concept and phenomenology of social anxiety disorder. Social anxiety is defined as the fear of social situations, of interactions with other people. Some extent of social anxiety has probably been experienced by everyone, like stage fright, or the fear of making a fool of oneself. What exactly demarcates such normal social anxiety from social anxiety disorder? And how does social anxiety disorder relate to other phenomena that lead to avoidance behaviour concerning social situations, such as for example shyness?



Sanneke de Haan, Gina Eickers