This research showed that compared with non-ostracized participants, ostracized participants perceived higher levels of vulnerability and were more likely to endorse conspiracy theories. Moreover, perceived vulnerability mediated the effect of ostracism on beliefs in conspiracy theories. These findings highlight the importance of perceived vulnerability in understanding cognitive responses following ostracism. Copyright © 2017 29th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention (APS).
|Publication status||Published - May 2017|
|Event||29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science - Boston, United States|
Duration: 25 May 2017 → 28 May 2017
|Conference||29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science|
|Abbreviated title||APS 2017|
|Period||25/05/17 → 28/05/17|