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Culture, social interdependence, and ostracism

Uskul, Ayse K., Over, Harriet (2017) Culture, social interdependence, and ostracism. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26 (4). pp. 371-376. ISSN 0963-7214. E-ISSN 1467-8721. (doi:10.1177/0963721417699300)

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Recent research has demonstrated that cultural groups differ in how they experience ostracism and in how they behave in the wake of being ostracized. We review this literature paying particular attention to the role that one key cultural variable, social interdependence, plays in moderating responses to ostracism. Although the data present a complex picture, a growing number of studies have suggested that collectivistic cultures and high levels of social interdependence are associated with less negative responses to ostracism. We review explanations for observed cultural and individual-level differences in responses to ostracism and make a series of suggestions for future research that, we hope, will disambiguate current findings and offer a more nuanced picture of ostracism and the significance of cultural variation inherent within it.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0963721417699300
Uncontrolled keywords: culture, social interdependence, ostracism
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology > Social Psychology
Depositing User: Ayse K. Uskul
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2017 09:49 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 18:43 UTC
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