By Kenneth H. Rubin, Robert J. Coplan
Whereas either confident and detrimental peer interactions have lengthy been a spotlight of clinical curiosity, less awareness has been given to young children who are inclined to chorus from interacting with friends. This quantity brings jointly best specialists to check development in figuring out the advance, reasons, and effects of shyness and social withdrawal. Compelling themes include:
*The interaction of organic, mental, kin, and interpersonal approaches in shyness and social withdrawal from infancy via adolescence.
*The effect on peer relationships and educational performance.
*Links between shyness, social withdrawal, and social nervousness disorder.
*The confident facet of unsociability—when to "leave young ones alone."
*Implications for medical perform and academic interventions.