The Oxford Handbook of Social Exclusion

ISBN : 9780195398700

C. Nathan DeWall
330 Pages
185 x 262 mm
Pub date
Mar 2013
Oxford Library of Psychology
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Since its inception, the field of psychology has emphasized the importance of creating and maintaining social connections. Though theorists often disagree on how and why people form and maintain relationships, they agree on the importance of having a few positive and lasting relationships, and on the seriousness of social exclusion. The Oxford Handbook of Social Exclusion offers the most comprehensive body of social exclusion research ever assembled. Bringing together contributions from leading scholars from a wide variety of theoretical perspectives, this volume explores: - why people have a need to belong, why people exclude others, and how people respond to various forms of social exclusion. - research on how social exclusion affects people according to their stage of development, their involvement in romantic relationships, and within their work relationships. - the power of social exclusion in shaping a variety of behavioral and cognitive processes. - research on how to reduce the often negative consequences of social exclusion. This is an exciting time of proliferation in social exclusion research, as new findings spark new questions regarding the causes and consequences of social exclusion. Both stimulating and foundational, the current research and theories presented in this handbook represent a fertile area of study from which future insights can be gained.


Introduction and Overview
1. Emerging Perspectives on the Study of Social Exclusion
C. Nathan DeWall
Part Two: Basic and Historical Perspectives
2. Evolutionary Perspectives on Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection
Mark R. Leary and Catherine A. Cottrell
3. Ostracism and Stages of Coping
Eric D. Wesselmann and Kipling D. Williams
4. Driven to Exclude: How Core Social Motives Explain Social Exclusion
Michael S. North and Susan T. Fiske
5. The Multimotive Model of Responses to Rejection-Related Experiences
Laura Smart Richman
Part Three: Exclusion at the Group Level
6. Social Exclusion of Individuals through Interpersonal Discrimination
Juan M. Madera and Michelle Hebl
7. Theory and Research on Social Exclusion in Work Groups
Kristin L. Scott and Stefan Thau
Part Four: Exclusion within the Family and Romantic Relations
8. The Dark Side of Divorce
David A. Sbarra and Ashley E. Mason
9. The Importance of Feeling Valued: Perceived Regard in Romantic Relationships
Justin V. Cavallo and John G. Holmes
10. Peer Rejection among Children and Adolescents: Antecedents, Reactions, and Maladaptive Pathways
Jaana Juvonen
Part Five: Individual Exclusion: Behavior and Cognition
11. Rejection and Aggression: Explaining the Paradox
C. Nathan DeWall and Jean M. Twenge
12. How and When Exclusion Motivates Social Reconnection
Daniel C. Molden and Jon K. Maner
13. Social Rejection Reduces Intelligent Thought and Self-Regulation
Tyler F. Stillman and Roy F. Baumeister
Part Six: Individual Exclusion: Physiological, Neural, and Emotional Responses
14. Cortisol Responses to Social Exclusion
Sally S. Dickerson and Peggy M. Zoccola
15. Why Rejection Hurts: The Neuroscience of Social Pain
Naomi I. Eisenberger
16. Social Pain
Terry K. Borsook and Geoff MacDonald
Part Seven: Exclusion across Individuals
17. Perceived Social Isolation Within Personal and Evolutionary Timescales
John T. Cacioppo, Louise C. Hawkley, and Joshua Correll
18. The Social Stigma of Identity- and Status-Based Rejection Sensitivity
Bonita London and Lisa Rosenthal
19. Depression and Suicide: Transactional Relations with Rejection
Kimberly A. Van Orden and Thomas E. Joiner, Jr.
20. Individual Differences in Responses to Social Exclusion: Self-Esteem, Narcissism, and Self-Compassion
Michelle R. vanDellen, Ashley Batts Allen, and W. Keith Campbell
21. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Challenges of Social Exclusion
Amori Yee Mikami
22. Attachment Orientations and Reactions to Ostracism in Close Relationships and Groups
Phillip R. Shaver and Mario Mikulincer
Part Eight: Combating Social Exclusion
23. Social Connection and Seeing Human
Adam Waytz
24. Attentional Retraining for Anxiety
Norman B. Schmidt
25. Behavioral Mimicry as an Affiliative Response to Social Exclusion
Jessica L. Lakin and Tanya L. Chartrand
26. Belonging Regulation Through the Use of (Para)social Surrogates
Megan L. Knowles
27. The Birth and Death of Belonging
Jeff Schimel and Jeff Greenberg
28. Looking Back and Forward: Lessons Learned and Moving Ahead
C. Nathan DeWall

About the author: 

C. Nathan DeWall, Ph.D., is Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Kentucky.

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