Washington: Acceptance is fundamental to the well-being and worth of an individual. But its evil twin -- rejection -- spawns ill health and anti-social feelings, which can have damaging consequences.
"If you turn on the television set and watch any reality TV programme, most of them are about rejection and acceptance," said Nathan Dewall, psychologist at the University of Kentucky who co-led a study with Brad J. Bushman of Ohio State University.
According to him, acceptance and rejection came from belonging to a group that helped our ancestors -- the weakest among animal species -- survive harsh environment, said a University of Kentucky statement.
Being part of a group still helps people feel safe and protected - even when every person has become an island unto himself, reports the journal Current Directions in Psychological Science....more
11:19 AM, Aug 15, 2011
Mumbai: If Mahendra Singh Dhoni's India made the April 2 World Cup final a night to remember, Wankhede Stadium curator Sudhir Naik played an equally important role in preparing the platform for glory. However, the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) does not think Naik, a former Test cricketer, deserves an extension of his contract, which ended in May 2011. Naik and his efficient team of curators did a fabulous job of...
01:55 PM, Feb 25, 2008