Emotional responses to interpersonal rejection

  • Mark R. Leary
  • Published 2015 in Dialogues in clinical neuroscience

Abstract

A great deal of human emotion arises in response to real, anticipated, remembered, or imagined rejection by other people. Because acceptance by other people improved evolutionary fitness, human beings developed biopsychological mechanisms to apprise them of threats to acceptance and belonging, along with emotional systems to deal with threats to acceptance… (More)

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