Assessment of social phobia: Reliability of an impromptu speech task

Deborah C. Beidel, Samuel M. Turner, Rolf G. Jacob, Michele R. Cooley

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As part of a pretreatment assessment battery, social phobics were required to participate in two impromptu speech tasks, scheduled one week apart. The reliability of psysiological, cognitive, and behavioral variables collected during the speech was assessed. The results indicated that the data collected during this task were consistent across the two assessment periods, indicating the reliability of this procedure for the behavioral assessment of social phobia. The results are discussed in terms of the usefulness of this procedure in assessing various dimensions of social phobia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)149-158
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Anxiety Disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1989
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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