The Impact of Distorted Perception on Social Anxiety Disorder and Relevant Cultural Factors
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- Social Anxiety Disorder; Distorted Perception; PEP; Cultural Factors
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is an anxiety disorder that occurs in social situations. Patients with SAD often have trouble with social contact. For example, they may have an extreme fear of talking with others and worry about being noticed. The symptoms of SAD usually last for a long period. Specifically, SAD would cause serious negative effects on patients’ life and work. With a review of previous literature, this paper focuses on two potential risk factors of SAD: distorted perceptions and cultural influence. According to studies of atypical social perceptions, people with SAD tend to believe that others, including themselves, hold a negative impression of them, and they cannot control their perception of emotions, which would cause their anxiety. The impacts of distorted perception also cover post-event perception (PEP) and perception of self-performance in SAD. PEP is driven by positive metacognitive beliefs and negative self-perception. Furthermore, the interaction of self-perception and external feedback would affect patients with social anxiety’s post-event reflection. Cultural variations occur in SAD as well. There are different possibilities of suffering from SAD among nations with different cultural atmospheres, such as individualism or collectivism. Also, certain types of SAD have been proved to be influenced by specific cultures, e.g., Taijin kyofusho (TKS). More research is still needed to explore the complex relationship between SAD and the two factors. Based on previous literature, this paper clarifies how distorted perception and cultural atmosphere contribute to the development of SAD, which can provide guidance to interventions for SAD.
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TY - CONF AU - Tongzhou Bai AU - Wanjing Ding AU - Huachen Jia PY - 2022 DA - 2022/12/29 TI - The Impact of Distorted Perception on Social Anxiety Disorder and Relevant Cultural Factors BT - Proceedings of the 2022 6th International Seminar on Education, Management and Social Sciences (ISEMSS 2022) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 803 EP - 810 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_95 DO - 10.2991/978-2-494069-31-2_95 ID - Bai2022 ER -