Lecture 15 – PSYC 2600 C 03/25/2013
Eisenberger et. al.
Method: Showed them images as well as made them feel physical pain; as well as made them play
video games (where they had to cooperate with other people; they could be rejected from the game).
They induced physical and social pain with this. They took MRI observations to test the hypothesis.
Results: Hypothesis was proven. Physical and social pain have use similar neural circuitry.
Reason: it is beneficial to be socially accepted (and detrimental to be excluded), so this could be an
Maybe conscious or unconscious
There are two theories:
People choose mates that are different from themselves in order to compensate for their own missing
qualities – this has received le