Coping with Speech Anxiety

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 134 pages


Grounded in cognitive, affective, and behavioral elements, speech anxiety is a serious problem for a large number of people and has been found to affect career development as well as academic performance. This book presents intervention procedures that have been developed to help people cope with anxiety associated with each of these sources.

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Contents

Overview
1
Coping With Cognitions That Contribute to Speech Anxiety
11
Coping With Affect Associated With Public Speaking
49
Coping With Behavioral Factors That Contribute To The Development of Speech Anxiety
69
The Pragmatics of Conducting Speech Anxiety Reduction Workshops
103
Comparing Interventions
113
Appendix A
123
References
127
Author Index
131
Subject Index
133
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