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Ostracism via virtual chat room-Effects on basic needs, anger and pain

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Goncalves Donate, Ana Paula ; Marques, Lucas Murrins ; Lapenta, Olivia Morgan ; Asthana, Manish Kumar ; Amodio, David ; Boggio, Paulo Sergio
Total Authors: 6
Document type: Journal article
Source: PLoS One; v. 12, n. 9 SEP 6 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3

Ostracism is characterized by a social pain provoked by being excluded and ignored. In order to address the effects of social ostracism in virtual non-physical interactions, we developed a more realistic paradigm as an alternative to Cyberball and assessed its effects on participant's expression of basic social needs, emotional experience and painful feeling. The chat room consisted of controlled social dialogue interactions between participants and two other (confederate) chat room partners. Exclusion was manipulated by varying the number of messages a participant received (15% and 33% in exclusion and inclusion, respectively). Analysis of participant (N = 54) responses revealed that exclusion induced a lower experience of basic-need states and greater anger, compared with included participants. In addition, excluded participants reported higher levels of two specific self-pain feelings, namely tortured and hurt. Our findings suggest that this procedure is effective in inducing social ostracism in a realistic and yet highly controlled experimental procedure. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 13/24274-2 - The role of the prefrontal cortex in a social interaction task
Grantee:Ana Paula Gonçalves Donate
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 17/06136-2 - In search of moral fellings: from the development of basic emotions to the role of complex moral emotions on the judgement process
Grantee:Lucas Murrins Marques
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate