My current research focuses on examining the psychological and health-related effects of ostracism (being excluded and ignored) on both targets (i.e., those who are ostracized) and sources (i.e., those who ostracize). I am interested in examining ostracism from a developmental perspective and developing strategies to ameliorate the aversive effects of being excluded and ignored.
- Aggression, Conflict, Peace
- Close Relationships
- Communication, Language
- Group Processes
- Health Psychology
- Interpersonal Processes
- Person Perception
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Zadro, L., Boland, C., & Richardson, R. (in press). How long does it last? The persistence of the effects of ostracism in the socially anxious. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.
- Zadro, L., & Williams, K. D. (in press). How do you teach the power of ostracism? Evaluating the train ride demonstration. Social Influence.
- Zadro, L., Williams, K. D., & Richardson, R. (2005). Riding the “O” train: Comparing the effects of ostracism and argument on targets and sources. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, 8, 125-143.
- Zadro, L., Williams, K. D., & Richardson, R. (2004). How low can you go? Ostracism by a computer is sufficient to lower self-reported levels of belonging, control, self-esteem, and meaningful existence. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 560-567. [Summarised in The Research Digest (20), The British Psychological Society].
- Williams, K. D., Forgas, J, P., von Hippel, W., & Zadro, L. (2005). The social outcast: An overview. In K. D. Williams, J. P. Forgas, & W. von Hippel (Eds.), The social outcast: Ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying (pp. 1-18). New York: Psychology Press.
- Williams, K. D., & Zadro, L. (2005). Ostracism: An indiscriminate early detection system. In K. D. Williams, J. P. Forgas, & W. von Hippel (Eds.), The social outcast: Ostracism, social exclusion, rejection, and bullying (pp. 19-34). New York: Psychology Press.
- Williams, K. D., & Zadro, L. (2001). Ostracism: On being ignored, excluded and rejected. In M. R. Leary (Ed.), Interpersonal rejection (pp. 21-53). New York: Oxford University Press.
- Advanced Social Psychology
- Cognitive, Developmental, and Social Psychology
- Current Approaches in Advanced Social Psychology
- Introductory Psychology
School of Psychology
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University of Sydney
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