M.A. in Psychology, Department of Conginitive and Psychological Sciences, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University, Japan
- M.A. in Psychology, Department of Conginitive and Psychological Sciences, Graduate School of Informatics, Nagoya University, Japan
- B.A. in Psychology, Department of Human Sciences, Faculty of Letters, Konan University, Japan
To date, research on "ostracism", the practice of excluding or ignoring others (other groups), has been conducted primarily from the perspective of the target (the ostracized). However, I believe that it is important to examine the ostracism not only from the perspective of the target, but also the source (the ostracizer).
Thus, I am intrigued by some questions about the source; for instance, why individuals do ostracize others, what kind of people are likely to ostracize, and what kind of perception or evaluation of the targer is arised when ostracizing.
To adress these questions, I research ostracism by examining the relationship between the ideology of the source and the tendency to ostracize, and the relationship between psychological processes that deny the target as a human being and ostracism behavior.
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