Need_to_belong.lecture - Jan.24:Needtobelong

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Jan. 24: Need to belong
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This slide shows that when asked about their concerns if they were to seek social support in times of stress, students in a U.S. university of Asian (as opposed to European) descent express significantly more concern that seeking support might reduce group harmony, make things worse, open them to criticism, result in a loss of face, and violate norms about the importance of self-reliance.
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The slide shows that for European-Americans, explicit social support results in less reported psychological stress than implicit support; for Asians and Asian Americans, the pattern is exactly the opposite.
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Basically, the same pattern as the previous slide, this time for a physiological measure of stress, cortisol level (measured from saliva samples). Euro-Americans show by this cortisol measure less stress with explicit than implicit social support; students of Asian descent show exactly the opposite pattern. There is thus consistency between the psychological and physiological stress patterns.
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For each item, one sample of students imagined how much they would be included vs. excluded by others who knew they had done it; another sample of students imagined how positively or negatively they would feel about themselves if they had done it. Note that the rank order of the two ratings is nearly identical, suggesting that self-feelings closely track feelings of likely inclusion-exclusion. Expecting inclusion makes you feel good about yourself; bad self-feelings result from expected exclusion.
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People show up for an experiment with others.
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This note was uploaded on 10/17/2008 for the course PSYCH 2800 taught by Professor Gilovich,t/regan,d during the Spring '08 term at Cornell University (Engineering School).

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Need_to_belong.lecture - Jan.24:Needtobelong

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