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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Perspectives to a Model on Social Phobia Based on Plato’s Dialogue of Crito

Journal: Athens Journal of Social Sciences (Vol.3, No. 4)

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Page : 337-350

Keywords : CBT; Justice; Shame; Social phobia; Virtue;

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In this paper, it is attempted an interdisciplinary approach, in cognitive-behavioural terms (CBT), between a model on social phobia and the book of Plato’s "Crito". To conduct this study, I have devised an inventory based on the constructs of "virtue", "justice" and "legality" deriving from Crito’s conversations with Socrates. I have employed correlational design to test these constructs against the social phobia model, and in particular against its constructs of "effortful processing", "inhibitory behaviours" and "feelings of shame and embarrassment". Correlations that were found between the three constructs from Plato’s book were discussed in line to the respective ones of social phobia. Correlations were significant and positive though weak in direction. Correlations suggested associations between the constructs of Plato’s book and the social phobia ones. Possibility for such associations and explanations, as to why could be applicable, were elaborated in the discussion section of this study.

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