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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

20

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 37-58

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2014

Abstract

Interpersonal rejection, exclusion, and loss are known to produce painful feelings (Eisenberger, Lieberman, & Williams, 2003), but little is know about the neural network underlying this type of pain. Recent evidence suggests this social pain may have important neural connections with physical pain (Eisenberger et al., 2003). The current literature review explores the connection between social pain and physical pain in neural activity, individual differences (e.g., pain sensitivity), situation appraisal, social support, and pain reducers (e.g., acetaminophen). The review examines the overlapping pain system as an evolutionary adaptation necessary for survival (MacDonald & Leary, 2005). Authentic experiences of social rejection (e.g., bullying) are explored and offer new directions for research (Sansone, Watts & Wiederman, 2013), and opposing evidence supporting a numbing effect of severe social rejection is discussed (Berstein & Claypool, 2012). The review concludes with a synthesis and discussion about why understanding social pain is important.

Subject

Psychology

Keyword

Cyberball; Exclusion; Ostracism; Physical pain; Rejection; Social pain

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

22 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 20 no. 1 2014

Rights

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Psychology Commons

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