SOCIAL ANXIETY By N., Sam M.S. - 49 a person's fear of social situations where there is a risk of embarrassment or being seen negatively by others. This type of anxiety is associated with the social places or people. SOCIAL ANXIETY: "Joe had social phobia and hated meeting people in social situations." Related Psychology Terms Comparison of Assessment Tools SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) Counselor's Role in Emergency Teams ADOLESCENCE (Theories) DSM-5 Criteria for Social Anxiety Disorder Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development CHILD PSYCHIATRY Counselor and Client Safety ALCOHOLIC ADDICTION Dissociative Identity Disorder Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SOCIAL ANXIETY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-anxiety/ (accessed October 4, 2022).