- Christine Anderl, Univ. of British Columbia
- Regina Steil, Goethe Univ. Frankfurt
- Tim Hahn, Univ. of Muenster
- Patricia Goerz, Goethe Univ. Frankfurt
- Andreas Reif, Goethe Univ. Frankfurt
- Sabine Windmann, Goethe Univ. Frankfurt
Social anxiety impairs interpersonal relationships, potentially due to difficulties to engage in affiliative interactions. We examined in an incentivized trust game (N=127) whether sharing with strangers is reduced among socially anxious individuals. Social anxiety predicted decreased reciprocal giving, but not interpersonal trust, pointing to a constraint in interpersonal responsiveness.