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The Social Outcast: Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection, and Bullying
This book focuses on the ubiquitous and powerful effects of ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying. Human beings are an intrinsically gregarious species. Most of our evolutionary success is no doubt due to our highly developed ability to cooperate and interact with each other. It is thus not surprising that instances of interpersonal rejection and social excl ...more
Hardcover, 366 pages
Published June 17th 2005 by Psychology Press (UK)
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I thought this was a really interesting and informative book about the impact of rejection and exclusion on individuals and society. It was very thorough in explaining the various behavioral issues that arise in response to ostracism, rejection, bullying, and exclusion, and I was very interested in its discussion of how gender and culture can sometimes inform one's actions and behavior in face of a potentially traumatizing experience. Additionally, I think people outside the field of psychology ...more
An informative book by Williams who has done lots of research on the nature of ostracism, rejection, and related behaviors that may seem not too significant but actually have an enormously harmful impact on others. I read this book a few years ago and am now simply re-reading a small part of it.
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