"The Need for Acceptance and the Cost of Social Rejection" (Summer 2010)
Callie Gibson (Psychology and History, '12) received funding from a Teagle Foundation grant to explore the consequences of social rejection. Building upon prior work in social and evolutionary psychology, Callie studied whether prior acceptance by a social group could serve as a buffer against the consequences of social rejection. Her research mentor was Dr. Stephen Chew, chair of psychology. They presented their findings at the American Psychological Association conference.