Interpersonal Rejection by Mark R. LearyInterpersonal Rejection by Mark R. Leary

Interpersonal Rejection

EditorMark R. Leary

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Interpersonal rejection ranks among the most potent and distressing events that people experience. Romantic rejection, ostracism, stigmatization, job termination, and other kinds of rejections have the power to compromise the quality of people's lives. As a result, people are highly motivatedto avoid social rejection, and, indeed, much of human behavior appears to be designed to avoid such experiences. Yet, despite the widespread effects of real, anticipated, and even imagined rejections, psychologists have devoted only passing attention to the topic, and the research on rejection hasbeen scattered throughout a number of psychological subspecialties (e.g., social, clinical, developmental, personality). In the past few years, however, we have seen a surge of interest in the effects of interpersonal rejection on behavior and emotion. The goal of this book is to pull together thecontributions of several scholars whose work is on the cutting edge of rejection research, providing a scholarly yet readable overview of recent advances in the area. In doing so, it not only provides a look at the current state of the area but also helps to establish the topic of rejection as anidentifiable area for future research. Topics covered in the book include: ostracism, unrequited love, betrayal, stigmatization, rejection sensitivity, rejection and self-esteem, peer rejection in childhood, emotional responses to rejection, and personality moderators of reactions torejection.
Mark R. Leary is Professor of Psychology at Wake Forest University.
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Title:Interpersonal RejectionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 6.1 × 9.09 × 0.91 inPublished:August 15, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart One: Varieties of Interpersonal Rejection1. Mark R. Leary (Wake Forest University): Toward a Conceptualization of Interpersonal Rejection2. Kipling D. Willams and Lisa Zadro (University of New South Wales): Ostracism: On being Ignored, Excluded, and Rejected3. Roy F. Baumeister and Dawn Dhavale (Case Western Reserve University): Two Sides of Romantic Rejection4. Julie Fitness (Macquarie University, Australia): Betrayal and Rejection, Revenge and Forgiveness: An Interpersonal Script Approach5. Steven R. Asher, Amanda J. Rose, and Sonda W. Gabriel (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign): Peer Rejection in Everyday LifePart Two: Dealing with Rejection: Immediate and Long-term Reactions6. Mark R. Leary, Erika J. Koch, and Nancy R. Hechenbleikner (Wake Forest University): Emotional Responses to Interpersonal Rejection7. Kristen Sommer (Baruch College): Coping with Rejection: Ego-defense Strategies, Self-Esteem, and Interpersonal Relationships8. Carol T. Miller and Cheryl R. Kaiser (University of Vermont at Burlington): Implications of Mental Models of Self and Others for the Targets of Stigmatization9. Patricia McDougall (University of Saskatchewan), Shelley Hymel, Tracy Vaillancourt, and Louise Mercer (University of British Columbia): The Consequences of Childhood Peer RejectionPart Three: Individual Differences10. Sheri R. Levy, Ozlem Ayduk, and Geraldine Downey (Columbia University): The Role of Rejection Sensitivity in People's Relationships with Significant Others and Valued Social Groups11. Kristine M. Kelly (Western Illinois University at Macomb): Individual Differences in Reactions to RejectionIndex

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"Romantic rejection, ostracism, stigmatization, job termination, and other kinds of rejections have the power to compromise the quality of people's lives. As a result, people are highly motivated to avoid social rejection, and, indeed, much of human behavior appears to be designed to avoidsuch experiences. Yet, despite the widespread effects of real, anticipated, and even imagined rejections, psychologists have devoted only passing attention to the topic, and the research on rejection has been scattered throughout a number of psychological ... The goal of this book is to pulltogether contributions of several writers whose work is on the cutting edge of rejection research, providing a readable overview of recent advances in the area. In doing so, it not only provides a look at the current state of the area but helps to establish the topic of rejection as an identifiablearea for future research."--Family Therapy