Physiological and affective concomitants of directly- and vicariously-experienced ostracism

Drew Parton & Kevin Pham
Humans are largely social beings with a fundamental need to belong. Social exclusion (i.e., ostracism) threatens our social connection with others, causing adverse emotional consequences on excluded individuals’ emotional states. Individuals could also be sensitive to the suffering of others, and some studies have found that people have similar negative effects after witnessing the exclusion of others. The present study will investigate parasympathetic (Heart Rate Variability) and sympathetic (Skin Conductance Level) activity, as well as...
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