L. Zadro's scientific contributions

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... Similarly, individuals who are ostracized report increased levels of depression (Nolan et al., 2003;Rudert et al., 2021) and aggression (Poon & Teng, 2017) and decreased life satisfaction (Rudert et al., 2020). Also, while individuals have a fundamental need to belong (Baumeister & Leary, 1995), a sensible level of self-esteem (Tesser, 1988), want to feel recognized and valued (Greenberg et al., 1992), and desire a sense of control of their surroundings (Peterson et al., 1993), ostracism has shown to violate each of these basic fundamental needs (Williams, 2009). Individual differences in ostracism sensitivity are important to identify, as it would provide further understanding of human behavior. ...
... 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). ...