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Social Anxiety

Aulia Azzahra Nadia (K2220019)

Video Title: Social Anxiety in the Modern World | Dr. Fallon Goodman | TEDxUSF

Date: 4 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The main topic of this video was social anxiety in the modern era, and the speaker explained her experiences meeting clients and their reactions. In this video, she stated the data about social anxiety in this world and mentioned that people usually hear and also believe in three myths about social anxiety. She explained some aspects of how to address social anxiety by including technology and social media.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s main purpose is to give information about social anxiety in this modern era and solutions to handle it.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    In this video, Dr. Fallon, an assistant professor at the University of South Florida and director of the Emotion and Resilience Laboratory, stated her experience when she faced clients. She didn’t mention any sources in several parts of the video, but she mentioned a source named Vogue to explain Naomi Osaka’s experience with social anxiety. Also, when stating the myths of social anxiety, she mentioned her research conducted in her lab. Even though the speaker is an assistant professor, I do think that this video is not entirely trustworthy because we need more research data.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s tone toward the subject in that video is more like encouraging and motivating people who have or maybe had social anxiety experiences. In her speech, she said, “Social anxiety tries to protect us from rejection and it does that by tuning us into the nuances, norms, and dynamics of the social group and we can match our behavior and avoid being rejected.”. She seems neutral yet leaning toward or referring to the disagreeing statement.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Dr. Fallon stated strong arguments in myths of social anxiety because she included her research experience to give the arguments. She also explained her experience with social anxiety and shared other people’s experiences during the speech to support the key points. 
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    I do think that this video will help my future project if I add some valid resources or articles or data to support her explanation which is still biased.

Video Title: How I overcame social anxiety

Date: 4 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    In this video the speaker explains his experience when he was a kid. Dr. Ali said that in certain situations he didn’t speak every time he entered a social situation without his parents. In middle school, he started worrying about something wrong with him. His selective mutism turns into social anxiety. His thoughts became more realistic after his teacher began using exposure therapy. He sought out every opportunity he could to expose himself to anxiety. He joined the speech and debate team, became a Rally Board commissioner, and started wrestling. After he graduated from high school, social anxiety stopped bothering him because he was involved in those activities.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    After having watched his video, I can conclude that his main purpose is to share his experience with social anxiety. According to Dr. Ali, social anxiety can be decreased through certain activities but will not instantly disappear because it takes time.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    I do think this video is quite trustworthy, the speaker is a clinical psychologist named Dr. Ali Mattu and he was an assistant professor at Columbia University. The sources involved in this video are credible because he was using the official website related to social anxiety and mental health, so I could say that this video is quite trustworthy.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    When Dr. Ali explained his stories, he seemed very enthusiastic and full of energy during the whole video because I do think that his stories are quite memorable for him. He mentioned that he disagree it’s impossible if he eliminated the anxiety from his life, he still experiences it especially in a speech in front of many people occasions.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    I do think that Dr. Ali had put the strong argument but he didn’t mentioned about the source that support the arguments. In that video, I do think that it is mostly explained his experiences.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    This video can help enlarge my future project because the speaker explained his experience, I have found two sources to help or support the fact of the video. https://health.clevelandclinic.org/how-to-overcome-social-anxiety/ and https://psychology.org.au/for-members/publications/inpsych/2020/oct-nov-vol-42-issue-5/breaking-free-of-social-anxiety.

Video Title: 8 Signs You Might Have Social Anxiety

Date: 11 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    This video discussed the eight signs that people might have social anxiety, she mentioned the explanation and the examples. When the speaker explained each sign, she also slightly compared it with shyness. The first sign is people are always self-conscious, followed by anxiety that feels out of hand then interferes with people’s performance. For the fourth sign is affects people’s relationships after that followed by people will overanalyze everything then followed by people avoid social situations. The last sign is people will have physical symptoms.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    She mentioned that the video is created for educational purposes only and is not meant to take the place of a professional diagnosis. Also, she wants to give the information to the audience about eight signs that the audience might have social anxiety.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    This video is trustworthy because they put a lot of sources from the journal and credible website of the article. The sources are very connected with the topic itself. The speaker’s name is Amanda Silvera.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    I think the speaker wants to give information to the viewers and at the end of the video what the speaker said is about encouraging people. She seemed agree when she mentioned the arguments because the speaker is also including real life situations.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    When I read the description box of the video, I found that the speaker isn’t the writer because she just voice-overing the script so I think the arguments are from the writer. All of the arguments that the writer had stated in the video are very strong because when we listen to the first sign we can found that the speaker mentioned two experts (Kocovski and Endler) to support other arguments. And also for others arguments are from several journal and articles.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.
    After having watched this video, I do think it will help support my project because if we didn’t include the signs then the video will not have enough informations. https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/conditions/social-anxiety/#:~:text=always%20worry%20about%20doing%20something,or%20have%20low%20self%2Desteem, this article can help to add more information.

Video Title: Is it Shyness or Social anxiety? +QUIZ

Date: 18 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
    The speaker talked about the definition of social anxiety then several diagnoses if people have social anxiety and also explained her friends who have social anxiety. After that she explained the meaning of shyness, the meaning shyness itself is a personality trait that we have. The real or main distinction between shyness and social is, shyness is okay and manageable. Social anxiety can impair our ability to function and makes everything feel so hard to do. She stated that not all people with social anxiety are shy, but it’s a mental illness that’s holding them back. Once they overcome the symptoms they can join a party or be the center of attention, meanwhile people who are shy don’t like those things and prefer to spend their time with the closest people. She recommends people with social anxiety to come to the professional help for effective treatment.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
    The speaker’s main purpose is to give an explanation about the difference between shyness and social anxiety, including examples of it.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
    This video is not one hundred percent trustworthy because she just mentioned one book as the source. Not only from the book, she also uses her friends’ personal experience as the source. The speaker’s name is Kati Morton and she is a licensed therapist.
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
    I do think that the tone of the speaker in the video is more like encouraging people and told that people can against their social anxiety in the effective way, I do think she feels very emphatic.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
    Based what I have heard from the video, she just stated some arguments that were based on her opinion and her friends’ experiences.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.

Video Title: 7 Techniques to Overcome Social Anxiety | #PaigePradko, #SocialAnxiety, #CalmSeriesforAnxiety

Date: 25 November 2022

  1. What is being discussed in the video? Explain your answer.
  2. What is the speaker’s main purpose? Explain your answer.
  3. How trustworthy is this video? Who is the speaker? What is the source? Do you think the source and the speaker are trustworthy?
  4. What the speaker’s attitude or tone towards the subject? Does he/she seem to agree or disagree with it? Explain your answer.
  5. Does the speaker put forward valid or strong arguments? How does he/she support the key points? Explain your answer.
  6. Explain how this article will help contribute to your larger group project.