Social exclusion impairs self-regulation

Baumeister, Roy F., DeWall, C. Nathan, Ciarocco, Natalie J. and Twenge, Jean M. (2005) Social exclusion impairs self-regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88 4: 589-604. doi:10.1037/0022-3514.88.4.589

Author Baumeister, Roy F.
DeWall, C. Nathan
Ciarocco, Natalie J.
Twenge, Jean M.
Title Social exclusion impairs self-regulation
Journal name Journal of Personality and Social Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3514
Publication date 2005-04-01
Year available 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/0022-3514.88.4.589
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 88
Issue 4
Start page 589
End page 604
Total pages 16
Place of publication Washington, DC United States
Publisher American Psychological Association
Language eng
Abstract Six experiments showed that being excluded or rejected caused decrements in self-regulation. In Experiment 1, participants who were led to anticipate a lonely future life were less able to make themselves consume a healthy but bad-tasting beverage. In Experiment 2, some participants were told that no one else in their group wanted to work with them, and these participants later ate more cookies than other participants. In Experiment 3, excluded participants quit sooner on a frustrating task. In Experiments 4-6, exclusion led to impairment of attention regulation as measured with a dichotic listening task. Experiments 5 and 6 further showed that decrements in self-regulation can be eliminated by offering a cash incentive or increasing self-awareness. Thus, rejected people are capable of self-regulation but are normally disinclined to make the effort.
Keyword Social inclusion
Social rejection
Self regulation
Aattention regulation
Self awareness
Cash incentives
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Grant ID MH-12329
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
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