The Social Outcast

The Social Outcast

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This book focuses on the ubiquitous and powerful effects of ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying. Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species. Most of our evolutionary success is no doubt due to our highly developed ability to cooperate and interact with each other. It is thus not surprising that instances of interpersonal rejection and social exclusion would have an enormously detrimental impact on the individual. Until 10 years ago, however, social psychology regarded ostracism, rejection and social exclusion as merely outcomes to be avoided, but we knew very little about their antecedents and consequences, and about the processes involved when they occurred. Furthermore, the literatures of ostracism, social exclusion and rejection have not until now included discussions of the bullying literature.Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Bullying Kipling D. Williams, Joseph P. Forgas, William Von Hippel ... CAUSES. AGGRESSIVE. BEHAVIOR. In the first experiment, we hypothesized that a future prediction ofloneliness and failed relationships would lead to negative and damaging evaluations of ... While they wrote this essay, the experimenter ostensibly scored the personality questionnaire.

Title:The Social Outcast
Author:Kipling D. Williams, Joseph P. Forgas, William Von Hippel
Publisher:Psychology Press - 2005-06-17


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