K.D. Williams's scientific contributions

Citations

... Striving for the feeling of belonging is a one of the key motivations (Baumeister & Leary, 1995), which originates in evolutionary history. Because people were historically highly dependent on their family and others for survival, even the slightest sign of rejection may have negative consequences (Williams & Zadro, 2005;Leary et al., 1995), first producing psychological pain (MacDonald et al., 2005), followed by more complex emotional and cognitive responses (Gerber & Wheeler, 2009). Enhanced sensitivity to social cues helps dealing with rejection as it allows for rapid detection of signs indicating future rejection (Pickett & Gardener, 2005). ...