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Publication Date: 1974
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The Meaning of Shame: Toward a Self-Affirming Identity
Kaufman, Gershen
Journal of Counseling Psychology, 21, 6, 568-574, Nov 74
Shame becomes inevitably bound up with the process of identity formation. The experience of shame is a fundamental sense of being defective as a person, accompanied by fear of exposure and self-protective rage. The shame-inducing process involves one significant person breaking the interpersonal bridge with another. (Author)
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