The Rejection alarm: person and situation moderators of rejection effects

Jonathan P. Gerber, Wayne Warburton

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    Recent research on social rejection has emphasised the power of its effects Some accounts argue that such rejection causes evolutionary-based pain signals in the brain that override individual differences and situational constraints This chapter reviews emerging evidence and recent data suggesting that both individual differences and situational variables do moderate the impact of social rejection, and in some cases can even eradicate its effects The factors explored are rejection sensitivity, social anxiety, degree of situational control level of social scrutiny, self-construal style, and the severity of the rejection.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPersonality and individual differences
    Subtitle of host publicationcurrent directions
    EditorsRichard E Hicks
    Place of PublicationBowen Hills, Qld.
    PublisherAustralian Academic Press
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)9781921513664
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


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