Exclusion And Identity: The Study Of Identity And The Social Identity Theory

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Exclusion and acceptance is central in our lives, we see it everywhere - from work, from friends, from romantic relationships, even from strangers-, it is essential to humans, we rely on social groups for survival. A social group identifies a person’s identity. Psychology is the study of human thinking and behavior. However, being rejected socially is proven as the major contributing factor to the negative and positive actions of human behavior. Denial can be hurtful and upsetting so why do people reject?, contributing factors may include jealousy, annoyance, cultural or racial bias, shyness..etc. This type of behavior may continue in adulthood and as it is being aimed at you, this type of conduct is known as silent bullying. Being part of …show more content…
Being rejected from an in-group causes a negative effect on self-esteem also known as your self confidence. Getting blown off by friends or being dumped by your boyfriend, that can have a real impact on our lives, these effects affects the way we feel about ourselves, it may reduce the quality of a person’s life in many different ways. Gender differences in self-esteem studies show that males have a higher rate of self-esteem problems compared to females. These effects may be traced back to past or ongoing stressful events for example, a relationship breakdown, troubles in …show more content…
The ublic often does not accept the sight of a person’s disability as part of humanity, instead they view it as an obstacle. Emotional rejection is when a person is disappointed because she/he never got to achieve something that was desired. A top student and a Harvard College graduate handicap who was rejected work from over forty law firms because of his disability is an example of emotional rejection because not only was he rejected from employment but he was also finding it hard to fit in because the society around him found and treated his disability amusing.
When somebody who has been rejected from something and is being called to relive the experience, sure enough they would attain a temporary low IQ (thinking) test in short term memory and decision making. Certainly, when we are facing painful rejection-relationships mainly-, thinking clearly may not be easy. Constant stress is usually resulted from apparent prejudice or discrimination, also known as rejection due to your race. Our heritage itself is the social liability that may cause chronic stress, putting our physical health at

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