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ERIC Number: EJ898847
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-9
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-1088-7423
The Effect of Reappraising Social Exclusion on Emotional Distress
Kitchens, Michael B.; Gohm, Carol L.
Current Research in Social Psychology, v15 n9 Sep 2010
The purpose of this investigation was to examine whether reappraisal, which is a strategy where the personal meaning of an event is reevaluated, would influence participants' emotional reactions to social exclusion feedback. It was expected that reappraising this event would reduce the emotional distress that accompanies social exclusion, but engaging in this strategy would impair subsequent psychological processes associated with social success. The results showed that reappraising the feedback as an invalid threat reduced the emotional distress; however, there was no evidence that the reappraisal strategy impaired subsequent impression management. This work has theoretical implications for research in emotion and social exclusion. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A