Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Social Pain Processed Like Physical Pain

Taking two Tylenol turns teens' tortures tolerable? New research into the similarity of the processing of social injury and physical injury may explain why some victims of bullying and social isolation react (that is, overreact) with high-level violence. Do they feel they must act in self-defense in the same way as if in physical jeopardy?

Interesting stuff.

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