Tag Archive: rejection

How The Need to Fit In Changes Our Behaviour

Belonging is a fundamental need for social creatures. Researchers have shown that peoples’ behaviour can be changed by manipulating their perception of fitting-in.

FA035 – Anatomy of Three Things, Part 5

Doctors Brian, Giuseppe and Richard talk about studies recently discussed  on the Family Anatomy website, including: the impact of drinking on brain size, predictors of social withdrawal and rejection in elementary school students, and the test performance of bilingual kids. Listen here: [Audio clip: view full post to listen] … or get your free subscription…


Loneliness, shyness, rejection and withdrawal

A study in the September 2008 issue of Developmental Psychology investigated predictors of social withdrawal in elementary school students. Researchers followed over 1300 children from birth to Grade 6, placing them in three groups: consistently low withdrawal, decreasing withdrawal, and increasing withdrawal. They then looked at factors that predicted which group children would fall into….

Rejection and Immune Function

There’s a lot of research showing the impact of peer rejection on various facets of kids’ lives, but this one was new to me: The June 2008 issue of the Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics will include a study examining the effect of peer rejection on youth’s immune systems. High school students, their peers,…