Social blushing.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)

This article reviews theory and research regarding the physiology, situational and dispositional antecedents, behavioral concomitants, and interpersonal consequences of social blushing and offers a new theoretical account of blushing. This model posits that people blush when they experience undesired social attention. Puzzling questions involving blushing in solitude, the phenomenology of blushing, types of blushing, and blushing in dark-skinned people are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Leary, MR; Britt, TW; Cutlip, WD; Templeton, JL

Published Date

  • November 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 112 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 446 - 460

PubMed ID

  • 1438638

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-1455

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-2909

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0033-2909.112.3.446


  • eng