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Embarrassment

  • By: Rowland S. Miller
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Embarrassment is the involuntary, uncomfortable emotion that results when social predicaments increase the threat of undesired evaluations from other people. It usually strikes without warning when people suddenly realize that they are making (or are about ...

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