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Virtual ostracism is real too

People who feel ignored or ostracised online experience the same emotions as those who encounter similar situations in the real world.

A Penn State study created scenarios simulating online and in person situations of ostracism to participants aware of it taking place and those also not.

The study concluded that whether ostracism was online or in a face to face situation, in general, the experience of both male and female participants was similar, leading to the assumption that the platform did not influence the experience.

Read more at Penn State University

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