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Rejection

  • By: C. Nathan DeWall
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

Rejection refers to being dumped, left out, snubbed, or otherwise made to feel excluded. People feel rejected when they are made to feel that they do not belong in a relationship or to a group. Rejection tends to have negative effects ...

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