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(p. 407) Social Withdrawal and Anxiety 

(p. 407) Social Withdrawal and Anxiety
(p. 407) Social Withdrawal and Anxiety

Kenneth H. Rubin

and Kim B. Burgess

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This chapter explores social withdrawal and anxiety. It defines social withdrawal, and discusses the developmental and psychological benefits of children’s peer interaction and relationships. The chapter then reflects on those factors that may undergirdthe stable, continuous display of social withdrawal during childhood, and reviews research into the correlates and predictive consequencesof social withdrawal, and make reference to a transactional developmentalpathway that has guided our writings on social withdrawal foralmost 20 years.

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