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PS26A-09-114

Attention to sings of inclusion influences on reducing social pain.

[Speaker] Izaki, Tsubasa:1
[Co-author] Ogawa, Keiko:1
1:Hiroshima University (Japan)

Social inclusion reduces the social pain evoked by social exclusion. Attention to signs of inclusion increases after social exclusion; thus, attention to inclusion may influence the reduction of social pain by social inclusion. We assessed attention to inclusion via brain potentials (P3b) and investigated the relationship between the degree of attention and of reductions in social pain during a Cyberball task (inclusion trials following exclusion trials). We found a positive correlation between P3b amplitude for inclusionary throws during inclusion trials; and 1) social pain after exclusion trials, and 2) reduction in social pain. These results suggest that 1) the greater social pain caused by an exclusion experience, the more attention is paid to signs of inclusion, and 2) the greater attention to signs of inclusion, the greater the reduction in social pain. In summary, attention to inclusion may influence the reduction of social pain by social inclusion.
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