Student Activities 2010-2011
Angie LeRoy

Angie LeRoy

“You’re Such a Pain”: The Physiological Response to Working with a Burdensome Group Member

Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association

 Research suggests ostracizing, excluding and ignoring, a burdensome group member enhances the group’s survival. We investigate the possibility of a warning system that detects threats to a group; this warning may be social pain. We will examine self-report and physiological pain responses to interacting with a burdensome group member.