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Advances in Psychological Science    2019, Vol. 27 Issue (9) : 1656-1666     DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1042.2019.01656
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The psychological and behavior characteristics of social exclusion and its brain mechanisms
Suhao PENG,Dan TAO,Yue LENG(),Huihua DENG
Institute of Child Development and Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
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Social exclusion impairs our basic needs of belongingness and has serious psychological and physiological effect on cognitive processes, emotional well-beings, physiological responses and behaviors. Under the framework of the temporal need-threat model, psychology and behavioral response to social exclusion can be divided into three stages. With the development of social media, new psychological and behavioral characteristics of social exclusion are presented. From the perspective of brain network, some key brain areas of default mode network, salience network and some other brain networks are involved in emotional and cognitive processes at each stage of social exclusion. Future studies should focus on the basis of temporal need-threat model to investigate the brain network of social exclusion and predict the psychological and physiological response patterns after social exclusion.

Keywords social exclusion      temporal need-threat model      social media      default mode network      salience network     
PACS:  B849:C91  
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Issue Date: 24 July 2019
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Suhao PENG,Dan TAO,Yue LENG, et al. The psychological and behavior characteristics of social exclusion and its brain mechanisms[J]. Advances in Psychological Science, 2019, 27(9): 1656-1666.
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