Did You Reject Me for Someone Else? Rejections That Are Comparative Feel Worse
Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Volume 43, Issue 12, 2017, Pages 1675-1685.
Rejections differ. For those who are rejected, one important difference is whether they are rejected for someone else (comparative rejection) or no one at all (noncomparative rejection). We examined the effect of this distinction on emotional reactions to a rejection in four studies (N = 608), one of which was fully preregistered. Our res...More
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