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Embarrassment

  • By: Christine R. Harris
  • In: Encyclopedia of the Mind
  • Edited by: Harold Pashler
  • Subject:Linguistics (general), Cognitive Psychology (general)

Embarrassment is an emotion that arises in social contexts or when thinking of social situations. The experience of embarrassment is subjectively unpleasant and is accompanied by distinct physiological and behavioral changes. In some situations, the desire to avoid ...