ISSN 1671-3710
CN 11-4766/R

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

PENG Suhao, TAO Dan, LENG Yue(), DENG Huihua   

  1. Institute of Child Development and Education, Southeast University, Nanjing 210096, China
  • Received:2019-01-14 Online:2019-09-15 Published:2019-07-24
  • Contact: LENG Yue


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.

Key words: social exclusion, temporal need-threat model, social media, default mode network, salience network

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