Social Anxiety and Exclusions

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  • 1. Title and mean girls clip will come before the next slide You cannot watch the video clips on slideshare, so I have added text describing them
  • 2. A woman has an appointment but hates to leave the house because she thinks everyone will be watching her
  • 3.  
  • 4. Video clip – psych commercial – private eyes
  • 5. A woman sits in front of a telephone and agonizes because she is afraid to make a call
  • 6.  
  • 7. A man hates to go to work because he has a meeting scheduled
  • 8.  
  • 9. A student goes to the library during lunch because he is afraid of eating alone
  • 10.  
  • 11. A student is afraid of going to any social events because she is nervous about meeting new people
  • 12.  
  • 13. Social anxiety is the third largest psychological problem, affecting 15 million Americans
  • 14. Social anxiety is misdiagnosed almost 90% of the time
  • 15.
    • It is often diagnosed as…
  • 16.
    • Schizophrenia
  • 17.  
  • 18.
    • Manic-Depressive
  • 19.  
  • 20.
    • Clinically Depressed
  • 21.  
  • 22.
    • Panic Disorder
  • 23.  
  • 24.
    • or personality disorder
  • 25.  
  • 26. What is Social Anxiety Disorder?
  • 27.  
  • 28. Extreme shyness and self consciousness develop into unjustified fear
  • 29. They can usually interact with family and close friends,
  • 30.  
  • 31. but dread other social situations
  • 32. They feel fear and experience an increase in heartbeat and breathing at the thought of interacting with others
  • 33. They fear being embarrassed, laughed at, criticized, and being judged by others
  • 34.  
  • 35. They focus only on bad things that could happen rather than good things that might happen
  • 36. Video clip – just my luck – a series of bad stuff happening over the next 8 slides – all clips will play as one in our project
  • 37. Video clip – just my luck
  • 38. Video clip – just my luck
  • 39. Video clip – just my luck
  • 40. Video clip – just my luck
  • 41. Video clip – just my luck
  • 42. Video clip – just my luck
  • 43. Video clip – just my luck
  • 44. Why do people have social anxiety?
  • 45. People are born with a tendency to be shy and have trouble interacting with others
  • 46. Sometimes children learn social anxiety from a role model
  • 47.  
  • 48. Parents can have social anxiety and then shelter their children from social situations
  • 49. which can cause their children to become socially anxious
  • 50.  
  • 51. Some children are viewed as “different” and are afraid they will not fit in
  • 52. Social anxiety can have a significant impact on a person’s life
  • 53.  
  • 54. Students may not get the most out of school
  • 55. They won’t ask questions when they don’t understand something for fear of looking stupid and being laughed at
  • 56.  
  • 57. They may feel lonely or disappointed because of missed opportunities for making friends and having fun
  • 58.  
  • 59. They may have few or no friends at all
  • 60. They may sit alone at lunch
  • 61.  
  • 62. They may stay home rather than attending school functions
  • 63.  
  • 64. They have various interests and like to have fun as much as anyone else
  • 65. But they are too afraid to join any extra-curricular activities
  • 66.  
  • 67.
    • What can be done?
  • 68. Putdowns, lectures, criticisms, and speaking up for a socially anxious person will not help
  • 69. Anti-anxiety medications are available
  • 70.  
  • 71. Support from family, friends, and teachers is essential
  • 72. The most effective treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • 73. A therapist can help make a plan to overcome fears one by one
  • 74.  
  • 75. Take baby steps to get up the courage to overcome fears and go beyond what is comfortable
  • 76. Video clip – baby steps
  • 77. People with social anxiety often feel like social outcasts
  • 78. An outcast (also known as an unpopular person or a social reject) is a person who is
  • 79. rejected, and sometimes isolated, by society in general
  • 80. Video clip – napoleon dynamite dance scene
  • 81. Social exclusion is a serious problem
  • 82. Not “fitting in” at school may be an experience that can scar children psychologically for life.
  • 83.  
  • 84. Being rejected by one’s peers can cause
  • 85. an increase in anti- social behavior
  • 86. Video clip - the silence of the lambs – fava beans and nice Chianti
  • 87. deviance and aggression
  • 88.  
  • 89. lowered intellectual performance
  • 90. self-defeating behavior
  • 91.  
  • 92. Children who aspire academically may become isolated from their peers
  • 93.  
  • 94. Misfits may be bullied or victimized
  • 95. Video clip – pretty in pink – duckie in bathroom
  • 96. Young children may pick on one another for just being different
  • 97. Children fail to “fit in” for a number of reasons
  • 98.  
  • 99. they look different to others
  • 100.  
  • 101. they interact with others who do not “fit in”
  • 102. they express beliefs perceived as abnormal
  • 103.  
  • 104. or engage in activities unacceptable to their group
  • 105. Extroverts form online friendships so they can engage in more frequent communication.
  • 106.  
  • 107. Online interactions with unknown peers help adolescents recover from the sting of social rejection.
  • 108. The interpersonal connections made possible by electronic media are particularly valuable for youth suffering from
  • 109. low self-esteem
  • 110.  
  • 111. social rejection
  • 112.  
  • 113. The issue of bullying has become a chronic and costly problem in American schools.
  • 114.  
  • 115. Nine out of ten students have been bullied by their peers.
  • 116.  
  • 117. Six out of ten students say that they have bullied other students.
  • 118. Bullies are consistently the most respected and well liked students in the school
  • 119.  
  • 120. a child who is a bully in kindergarten is often a bully in elementary school, high school and beyond
  • 121. Bullying is not always physical abuse
  • 122.  
  • 123.  
  • 124. There are no bruises, no black eyes, no bloody noses to offer clues that a child is being bullied.
  • 125. Verbal bullying is the most common type of bullying
  • 126. and is the least likely to be taken seriously by adults
  • 127.  
  • 128.  
  • 129. People are bullied because of factors like
  • 130. gender
  • 131.  
  • 132. race
  • 133.  
  • 134. disabilities
  • 135.  
  • 136. manner of dress
  • 137.  
  • 138. or weight
  • 139.  
  • 140. anyone can be bullied
  • 141. Sometimes people do not realize they are bullies
  • 142. Video clip – bullying movie
  • 143. Video clip – bullying movie – people laughing
  • 144. If you laugh at it, you’re part of it.
  • 145. 75% of students have visited a web site bashing another student
  • 146. Video clip – bullying movie – negative website
  • 147. Passive and shy children are the most likely group to be bullied.
  • 148. These children will not usually stand up for themselves in a bullying situation.
  • 149. Video clip – real genius
  • 150. Students who are bullied do not want to attend school, become depressed, and may even commit suicide.
  • 151. Stopping bullying always requires an intervention
  • 152.  
  • 153. Early intervention may help to establish a positive and respectful learning environment.
  • 154.  
  • 155. Teachers can prevent or reduce bullying by
  • 156. Establishing a positive school culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect
  • 157. Increasing adult supervision in bullying “hot spots.”
  • 158.  
  • 159. Recognizing and reporting bullying
  • 160. Consistently enforcing school rules regarding bullying
  • 161. Integrate bullying prevention material into curriculum and school activities.
  • 162.  
  • 163. Stopping bullying never stops
  • 164. But preventing it can help
  • 165. Video clip – stand up and stop bullying