Shame, in some sense the quintessential human emotion, received little attention during the years in which the central forces believed to be motivating us were identified as primitive instincts like sex and aggression. Now redressing the balance, there is an explosion of interest in the self-conscious emotion. Much of our psychic lives involves the negotiation of shame, asserts Michael Lewis, internationally known developmental and clinical psychologist. Shame is normal, not pathological, though opposite reactions to shame ...

Shame: The Exposed Self 1995, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780684823119

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Shame: The Exposed Self 1992, Free Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780029188811