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shame

(shām)
n.
a. A painful emotion caused by the awareness of having done something wrong or foolish: felt shame for cheating on the exam.
b. Respect for propriety or morality: Have you no shame?
c. Psychiatry A pervasive, negative emotional state, usually originating in childhood, marked by chronic self-reproach and a sense of personal failure.

shame

A distressing emotion involving a strong sense of having transgressed against a social or moral code. Shame is always relative to current mores or to the upbringing of the person concerned.
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Beyond implicating shame in repression, and theorising it as a defence against exhibitionism and voyeurism, Freud did not have much to say about shame (Freud, 1914).
Studies have shown that people feeling shame avoid seeking medical treatment or telling doctors the truth about symptoms.
In a new study experts at the University of Exeter have recommended doctors should be trained to become aware of the shame felt by a patient when analysing their health, and this should become part of medical practice.
For example, a 2016 review of cash-transfer programs in Africa found that the absence of stress and shame enhanced confidence in recipients, leading to improved decision-making and productivity.
If we are to alleviate human suffering and achieve the UN's premier Sustainable Development Goal ofending poverty "in all its forms"by 2030, addressing the intrinsic and instrumental roles that shame plays in poverty must be front and center in our efforts.
In India, the shame associated with crop losses and financial stress has pushed farmers to substance abuse and, in extreme cases, suicide.
Those in the midst of a shame experience often report a sense of shrinking of 'being small'--of feeling diminished in some significant way.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships between multidimensional perfectionism, different forms of shame, and TTM in clinical and nonclinical samples.
The purpose of this study was to develop a shame in sport measure for adolescent athletes to assess the reasons (e.
When shame penetrates, we try to escape it with other distractions: our smartphones, drinking, video games, exercise, shopping.
Of the so-called self-conscious or moral emotions, shame probably interferes most with people's healthy psychological functioning, often hampers medical compliance, and weakens the quality of the therapeutic relationship in psychotherapy (Black, Curran, & Dyer, 2013; Kyngas, Hentinen, Koivukangas, & Ohinmaa, 1996).
Chapter 4 deals with parental shaming practices, titled When Parents Shame Their Children, making it clear that not all internet shaming practices are between juveniles.