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Old 09-11-2017


I am a graduate student in clinical psychology looking for individuals to participate in my research. I am currently conducting an online survey to examine personality characteristics and how they relate to social anxiety. Participation is anonymous. The survey will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete. In order to participate, you must be at least 18 years old and English speaking. You do not need to have a professional diagnosis of social anxiety disorder to participate.

After completing the survey, as a thank you for your time and participation, you may enter into a lottery for one $50.00 Amazon gift card. Participation in this lottery is optional. At the end of the survey, you will be provided with a link to a new survey, where you will be asked to enter your Social Phobia World username. This ensures that your username is not connected with your responses on the original survey. If you are the winner of this lottery, you will be contacted following the closure of this survey.

To participate, please follow the link below.


Thank you for your support!

Please feel free to reach out to us if you have any questions regarding this study, or if you feel negatively impacted by the study in any way.

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I took a look at the survey without completing it. Interesting--you ask good questions, all the right ones, from what I saw.

May I give my two cents for a moment: I believe most of what we call "SA" is neurological, and has its roots in developmental disorders, which include attention-deficit and autism-spectrum disorders.

I also believe a minority of cases are what you call "acquired" and this is the more treatable form. Oftentimes these individuals will have normal lives with good careers and partners, etc, I can hardly imagine how that's possible with genuine SA, but anyhow, that's just how it looks to me from the outside.

I'm posting this because I think this a good direction for research to go in. Certainly there may be diagnostic value if a distinction between the SA in developmental disorder, and the acquired kind without DD, can be made.
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Thank you for your thoughts, Bronson99! I appreciate you taking the time to share, as we are always looking for future directions to take our research.
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