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Article: Rejection Really Hurts

"While everyone accepts that physical pain is real, people are tempted to think that social pain is just in their heads," said Matthew D. Lieberman, one of the paper's three authors and an assistant professor of psychology at UCLA. "But physical and social pain may be more similar than we realized."…
"Rationally we can say being excluded doesn't matter, but rejection of any form still appears to register automatically in the brain, and the mechanism appears to be similar to the experience of physical pain,"…”
con’t reading: Rejection Really Hurts, UCLA Psychologists Finds published in ScienceDaily. Retrieved on March 4th, 2014 from http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/10/031010074045.htm