Exclusion to impression : a quest for reaffiliation

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dc.contributor.advisor Bowman, Sharon L., 1960-
dc.contributor.author Begley, Ashley Frances
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-16T14:19:09Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-16T14:19:09Z
dc.date.issued 2014-12-13
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/199244
dc.description.abstract In situations following social rejection, individuals experience changes in their behaviors, cognitions, and emotions. Documented consequences of social threat have included the need for social connection, a hypersensitive ability to detect social cues, and a preference toward positive information. The present work investigated this unique perspective, specifically exploring how the consequences of rejection influence social judgments (i.e. first impressions). In an experimental design, participants (excluded, included, and control conditions) reviewed facial stimuli (happy, neutral, and angry expressions), ultimately forming trait-based judgments on personality. Group differences in personality ratings, rating accuracy, degree of confidence, desire to affiliate, perceived similarity, and degree of likability were investigated. Results revealed excluded individuals are more confident in their personality predictions than participants in the other two conditions. There were no significant differences between the three groups in accuracy of those judgments, need for affiliation, or bias toward positivity. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.subject.lcsh Rejection (Psychology)
dc.subject.lcsh Social perception.
dc.subject.lcsh Social interaction.
dc.title Exclusion to impression : a quest for reaffiliation en_US
dc.title.alternative Title on signature form: Exclusion to impression : a question for reaffiliation
dc.title.alternative Quest for affiliation
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.S.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1779374


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    Master's theses submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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