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How low can you go ? Ostracism by a computer is sufficient to lower self-reported levels of belonging , control , self-esteem , and meaningful existence q

@inproceedings{Zadro2015HowLC,
  title={How low can you go ? Ostracism by a computer is sufficient to lower self-reported levels of belonging , control , self-esteem , and meaningful existence q},
  author={Lisa Zadro and Kipling D. Williams and Rick Richardsona},
  year={2015}
}
Previous research has demonstrated self-reports of lower levels of four fundamental needs as a result of short periods of face-toface ostracism, as well as short periods of Internet ostracism (Cyberball), even when the ostracizing others are unseen, unknown, and not-to-be met. In an attempt to reduce the ostracism experience to a level that would no longer be aversive, we (in Study 1) convinced participants that they were playing Cyberball against a computer, yet still found comparable negative… Expand
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