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Why does social exclusion hurt? The relationship between social and physical pain.
TLDR
Evidence is reviewed showing that humans demonstrate convergence between the 2 types of pain in thought, emotion, and behavior, and that social and physical pain share common physiological mechanisms.
Acetaminophen Reduces Social Pain
Pain, whether caused by physical injury or social rejection, is an inevitable part of life. These two types of pain—physical and social—may rely on some of the same behavioral and neural mechanisms
Settling for less out of fear of being single.
TLDR
It is demonstrated that fear of being single predicts settling for less in romantic relationships, even accounting for constructs typically examined in relationship research such as anxious attachment.
Through the looking glass darkly? When self-doubts turn into relationship insecurities.
The authors argue that individuals regulate perceptions of their relationships in a self-protective way, finding virtue in their partners only when they feel confident that their partners also see
Proposal of a four-dimensional model of social response.
TLDR
A new response model is proposed and it is demonstrated that a minimum of 4 dimensions is necessary to adequately provide for such influence phenomena as conformity, minority influence, compliance, contagion, independence, and anticonformity in a single model.
Alcohol, sexual arousal, and intentions to use condoms in young men: applying alcohol myopia theory to risky sexual behavior.
TLDR
Findings support alcohol myopia theory (C. M. Steele & R. A. Josephs, 1990), which states that alcohol intoxication restricts attentional capacity so that people are highly influenced by the most salient cues in their environment.
How Implicit Theories of Sexuality Shape Sexual and Relationship Well-Being
TLDR
Evidence is found that individuals’ lay beliefs about maintaining sexual satisfaction are important for understanding the quality of their sex lives and relationships and for examining implicit beliefs in the domain of sexuality.
Empathy gaps for social pain: why people underestimate the pain of social suffering.
TLDR
It is argued that beliefs about social pain are important because they govern how people react to socially distressing events and led teachers to recommend both more comprehensive treatment for bullied students and greater punishment for students who bully.
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