Reactions to discrimination, stigmatization, ostracism, and other forms of interpersonal rejection: a multimotive model.
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This article describes a new model that provides a framework for understanding people's reactions to threats to social acceptance and belonging as they occur in the context of diverse phenomena such as rejection, discrimination, ostracism, betrayal, and stigmatization. People's immediate reactions are quite similar across different forms of rejection in terms of negative affect and lowered self-esteem. However, following these immediate responses, people's reactions are influenced by construals of the rejection experience that predict 3 distinct motives for prosocial, antisocial, and socially avoidant behavioral responses. The authors describe the relational, contextual, and dispositional factors that affect which motives determine people's reactions to a rejection experience and the ways in which these 3 motives may work at cross-purposes. The multimotive model accounts for the myriad ways in which responses to rejection unfold over time and offers a basis for the next generation of research on interpersonal rejection.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1037/a0015250
Publication InfoSmart Richman, Laura; & Leary, Mark R (2009). Reactions to discrimination, stigmatization, ostracism, and other forms of interpersonal rejection: a multimotive model. Psychol Rev, 116(2). pp. 365-383. 10.1037/a0015250. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/11810.
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Garonzik Family Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Mark Leary is Garonzik Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Florida. He taught previously at Denison University, the University of Texas at Austin, and Wake Forest University. Leary has published 14 books and more than 250 scholarly articles and chapters on topics dealing with social motivation, emotion, a