When It's Okay That I Don't Play: Social Norms and the Situated Construal of Social Exclusion.

  title={When It's Okay That I Don't Play: Social Norms and the Situated Construal of Social Exclusion.},
  author={Selma Carolin Rudert and Rainer Greifeneder},
  journal={Personality & social psychology bulletin},
  volume={42 7},
Being excluded and ignored has been shown to threaten fundamental human needs and cause pain. Such reflexive reactions to social exclusion have been conceptualized as direct and unmoderated (temporal need threat model of ostracism). Here, we propose an extension and argue that reflexive reactions depend on how social exclusion situations are construed. If being excluded is understood as a violation of an inclusion norm, individuals will react with pain and threat. In contrast, if being excluded… CONTINUE READING
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