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Supporting the development of shy children

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Shyness is a fairly common emotion among children and adults and continues to receive considerable attention from teachers, parents, and researchers. A self-study of 5,000 people indicated that 80% reported being shy at some point in their life (Zimbardo, 1977). More recent research (Kagan, 1989) suggests that approximately 15% of all children are born with a predisposition to be shy.

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Janis Bullock is Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Department of Health and Human Development, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT.

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Bullock, J. Supporting the development of shy children. Early Childhood Educ J 20, 8–10 (1993). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01617779

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  • Common Emotion