SOCIAL ANXIETY By Nugent, Pam M.S. - April 13, 2013 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 ANXIETY SOCIAL SELF ANXIETY HIERARCHY SOCIAL DILEMMA SOCIAL AGE (SA) ANXIETY SENSITIVITY SOCIAL PHOBIA PHOBIC ANXIETY DEATH-ANXIETY SCALES FEARED SELF Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "SOCIAL ANXIETY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/social-anxiety/ (accessed January 16, 2019).