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dc.contributor.authorMcAfee, Erin L. 2018-03-23T19:02:26Z 2018-03-23T19:02:26Z 2018
dc.identifier.citation McAfee, Erin L.. "Shame: The Emotional Basis of Library Anxiety." College and Research Libraries, 79, no. 2 (2018) Association of College and Research Libraries:
dc.description.abstract In 1986, Constance Mellon found that 75 to 85 percent of undergraduate students experienced library anxiety as well as shame about their anxiety. Fifteen years earlier, Helen Block Lewis began her groundbreaking research in shame theory. This paper explores the affective components of library anxiety using the pioneering research of Constance Mellon, Helen Block Lewis, and others. Two issues are discussed: 1) how unacknowledged, recursive shame or “shame about shame” creates painful, emotional states such as library anxiety; and 2) how to recognize and neutralize unacknowledged shame in library service interactions.
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dc.publisher Association of College and Research Libraries
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dc.title Shame: The Emotional Basis of Library Anxiety
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle College and Research Libraries
dc.citation.volumeNumber 79
dc.citation.issueNumber 2
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