Mark R. Leary, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University. His research interests focus on social motivation and emotion, particularly processes involving the self. Dr. Leary has written or edited several previous books, including [i]Social Psychology and Dysfunctional Behavior[/i]; [i]Self Presentation: Impression Management and Interpersonal Behavior[/i]; [i]Social Anxiety[/i] (with R. M. Kowalski); [i]Interpersonal Rejection[/i]; and [i]Selfhood: Identity, Esteem, Regulation[/i]. He is also Editor of the journal [i]Self and Identity[/i]. June Price Tangney, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at George Mason University. She is coauthor (with Ronda Dearing) of [i]Shame and Guilt[/i] and coeditor (with Kurt Fischer) of [i]Self-Conscious Emotions: The Psychology of Shame, Guilt, Embarrassment, and Pride[/i]. Dr. Tangney is currently Associate Editor of [i]Self and Identity[/i] and Consulting Editor of [i]Journal of Personality and Social Psychology[/i], [i]Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin[/i], [i]Psychological Assessment[/i], [i]Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology[/i], and [i]Journal of Personality[/i]. Her research has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and the John Templeton Foundation.