Shyness & Love: Causes, Consequences, and Treatment
Dr. Brian G. Gilmartin
University Press of America, Inc.
How The Information
The purpose of this chapter is two-fold: (1) to provide a comprehensive summary of
the major personal characteristics of the love-shy and the non-shy samples; and
(2) to provide a clear and understandable statement as to how the research data
obtained for this book were obtained. In a book of this nature there is nothing to be
gained by an elaborate discussion of statistical and methodological issues or
procedures. However, the reader should have an accurate awareness of the nature of
the people studied. Such an awareness will render my discussion of the research
results far more interesting and meaningful than it otherwise would be.