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.
|Title of host publication||Personality and individual differences|
|Subtitle of host publication||current directions|
|Editors||Richard E Hicks|
|Place of Publication||Bowen Hills, Qld.|
|Publisher||Australian Academic Press|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
Gerber, J. P., & Warburton, W. (2010). The Rejection alarm: person and situation moderators of rejection effects. In R. E. Hicks (Ed.), Personality and individual differences: current directions (pp. 135-142). Bowen Hills, Qld.: Australian Academic Press.