Categories: Research News Posted by kitchens on 7/23/2010 1:00 PM | Comments (0)

A paper I wrote with my dissertation advisor, Carol Gohm, was accepted for publication at Current Research in Social Psychology (CRISP).

Below is the abstract.   

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.

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