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dc.contributor.authorBarber, Kevin C.
dc.contributor.authorMichaelis, Maggie A.M.
dc.contributor.authorMoscovitch, David A. 15:11:16 (GMT) 15:11:16 (GMT)
dc.descriptionThe final publication is available at Elsevier via © 2021. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
dc.description.abstractWhat drives positive affective and interpersonal experiences during social interaction? Undergraduates with high (n = 63) or low (n = 56) trait social anxiety (SA) were paired with unfamiliar low SA partners in a 45-minute conversation task. Throughout the task, participants and their conversation partners completed measures of affiliative goals, affect, curiosity, authenticity, and attentional focus. Both affective and interpersonal outcomes were assessed. Dyadic analyses revealed that participants’ affiliative goals during the social interaction predicted positive outcomes for both themselves and their partners, although the link between affiliative goals and positive affect was weaker for participants with high SA. Mediation analyses demonstrated that adopting affiliative goals may promote more positive outcomes by increasing participants’ curiosity and felt authenticity. Taken together, results illuminate the pathways through which people with varying levels of trait SA may derive interpersonally generated positive affect and positive social outcomes, with implications for clinical theory and practice.en
dc.description.sponsorshipFunder 1, This work was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada [Insight Grants 435-2012-0017 and 435-2018-0959 to author DM].en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBehavior Therapy;
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)*
dc.subjectsocial anxietyen
dc.subjectpositive emotionsen
dc.subjectrelationship formationen
dc.titleSocial Anxiety and the Generation of Positivity During Dyadic Interaction: Curiosity and Authenticity are the Keys to Successen
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBarber, K. C., Michaelis, M. A. M., & Moscovitch, D. A. (2021). Social Anxiety and the Generation of Positivity During Dyadic Interaction: Curiosity and Authenticity are the Keys to Success. Behavior Therapy.
uws.contributor.affiliation1Faculty of Artsen
uws.contributor.affiliation2Centre for Mental Health Research (CMHR)en

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