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Autobiographical Memory Retrieval Affects How Long the Negative Effects of Ostracism Last

Poster Session VII - Board: VII- 131
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall

Nisha Sethi
University of New South Wales

Michelle L. Moulds
University of New South Wales

Rick Richardson
University of New South Wales

The negative effects of ostracism, an aversive social phenomenon, last longer for some individuals than for others. However, few studies have explored why this is the case. We found that participants instructed to retrieve negative autobiographical memories following ostracism recovered more slowly than those instructed to retrieve positive autobiographical memories.

Subject Area: Personality/Social
Keywords: Social Interpersonal Relationships

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