Getting a Cue: The Need to Belong and Enhanced Sensitivity to Social Cues

@article{Pickett2004GettingAC,
  title={Getting a Cue: The Need to Belong and Enhanced Sensitivity to Social Cues},
  author={Cynthia Pickett and Wendi L. Gardner and Megan L. Knowles},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={2004},
  volume={30},
  pages={1095 - 1107}
}
To successfully establish and maintain social relationships, individuals need to be sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others. In the current studies, the authors predicted that individuals who are especially concerned with social connectedness—individuals high in the need to belong—would be particularly attentive to and accurate in decoding social cues. In Study 1, individual differences in the need to belong were found to be positively related to accuracy in identifying vocal tone and… 

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