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Social Exclusion : Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Reducing Its Impact (Hardcover)
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From ostracism on the playground to romantic rejection, bullying at work , and social disregard for the aged, individuals are at constant risk of experiencing instances of social exclusion, including ostracism, rejection, and discrimination. These phenomena have a powerful impact as testified by their immediate influence on people’s thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. Social Exclusion: Psychological Approaches to Understanding and Reducing Its Impact investigates different psychological approaches, across multiple psychology sub-disciplines, to understanding the consequences of social exclusion and possible ways to reduce its negative effects. The purpose of this volume is threefold. Firstly, it lays the groundwork for the understanding of social exclusion research; reviewing the most prominent theories and employed methods. Secondly, this volume brings together different psychological approaches to the topic of social exclusion. Contributions of social psychology, social neuroscience, developmental psychology, educational psychology, work and organizational psychology, clinical psychology, and gerontology provide a comprehensive overview of social exclusion research in different psychological areas. Finally, this volume discusses psychological strategies and brain mechanisms that can reduce the negative consequences of social exclusion. From school shootings to domestic violence, from cognitive impairment to suicide attempts, the negative impact of social exclusion has been widely documented. Thus, from an applied perspective, knowing potential ways to reduce the negative effects of social exclusion can have a significant positive influence on people’s well-being. Overall, this book provides the reader the knowledge to understand the impact of social exclusion and tools to address it in different contexts.
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: August 8, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-6133