(When) Does Exclusion Hurt? Pain sensitivity following ostracism in close relationships

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(When) Does Exclusion Hurt? Pain sensitivity following ostracism in close relationships

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Title: (When) Does Exclusion Hurt? Pain sensitivity following ostracism in close relationships
Author: Freedman, Gili
Advisor: Sternberg, Wendy
Department: Haverford College. Dept. of Psychology
Type: Thesis (B.A.)
Issue Date: 2009
Abstract: Social pain, caused by ostracism, has been linked to physical pain through behavioral and neuroimaging studies, and the present study extended the research on this link by examining the effect of ostracism on pain in close relationships. Participants in romantic relationships, friendships, and stranger pairs were tested for pain sensitivity before or after an ostracism or control manipulation. The results of the study indicate that inclusion or repeated pain testing in general, rather than ostracism may cause increased pain sensitivity, though males in romantic relationships who were ostracized did exhibit the expected direction of pain sensitivity change.
Subject: Pain -- Psychological aspects
Subject: Social isolation -- Psychological aspects
Subject: Social isolation -- Physiological aspects
Subject: Interpersonal relations -- Psychological aspects
Terms of Use: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Permanent URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3593

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Freedman, Gili. "(When) Does Exclusion Hurt? Pain sensitivity following ostracism in close relationships". 2009. Available electronically from http://hdl.handle.net/10066/3593.

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