Social Rejection, Control, Numbness, and Emotion: How Not To Be Fooled by Gerber and Wheeler (2009).

TitleSocial Rejection, Control, Numbness, and Emotion: How Not To Be Fooled by Gerber and Wheeler (2009).
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
JournalPerspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science
Volume4
Issue5
Pagination489-93
ISSN1745-6916
Abstract

Emotional numbness remains an empirically supported and theoretically intriguing pattern of response to social exclusion that warrants further research, and it would be a loss to the field if such research were prematurely terminated or hampered by the unwarranted conclusions from misleading meta-analyses. The meta-analyses by Gerber and Wheeler (2009, this issue) are based on a biased sample that omits much relevant work. Worse, the authors misinterpret what evidence they do assemble, even interpreting strong evidence for numbness as if it contradicted numbness. Their conclusions about control are similarly unfounded and misguided.

URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1745-6924.2009.01159.x?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%3dpubmed
DOI10.1111/j.1745-6924.2009.01159.x
Short TitlePerspect Psychol Sci
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