Autobiographical Memory Retrieval Affects How Long the Negative Effects of Ostracism Last
Poster Session VII - Board: VII-
Saturday, May 29, 2010, 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
APS Exhibit Hall
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