The experience of ostracism over the adult life span.

  title={The experience of ostracism over the adult life span.},
  author={Selma Carolin Rudert and Stefan Janke and Rainer Greifeneder},
  journal={Developmental psychology},
Ostracism, that is, being excluded and ignored by others, is a highly painful and threatening experience for individuals. Most empirical research on ostracism has been carried out in the lab or focused on samples in specific contexts. Here, we investigate the effects of age on how individuals experience ostracism within a broad, representative sample of the adult German population (the Socio-Economic Panel). We find a generally negative relation between ostracism and age, such that older adults… 

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