Rejection is something that most of us experience at some point in our lives. Being rejected can have negative consequences for children, yet not everyone who is rejected experiences problems. What could account for these differences? Research suggests that some people develop a defensive sensitivity to rejection, and this sensitivity appears to be related to the development and maintenance of psychosocial problems in adolescents. Research on this topic is still in the early stages; it is limited and not widely replicated. More research is needed to understand the potential causes and consequences of rejection sensitivity.
Last updated on May 2, 2012 @10:08 pm