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Ostracism, Exclusion and Rejection C05.indd

  title={Ostracism, Exclusion and Rejection C05.indd},
  author={Kristina Tchalova and Naomi I. Eisenberger},
In her 1937 self-portrait Memory, artist Frida Kahlo depicted the anguish roused by her husband’s infidelity with her sister as a metal spike being driven through a gaping hole in her chest. Similarly, when reaching out for words to describe experiences of social loss or rejection, we often clothe our distress in the language of physical pain. A harsh criticism from an admired colleague stings, rejection of romantic overtures hurts, the death of a loved one leaves us heartsick, and the… 


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