Understanding the emotional impact of rejection

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    A teen upset from being rejected

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    Being rejected hurts, not being accepted into a group, being turned down for a date, or being ditched by a friend. Chances are, if you think of a time when you were rejected that happened years ago, you will still feel a little pang of “ouch!”

    But why does rejection hurt so much?

    In their weekly conversation, psychologist Dan Gottlieb and Maiken Scott discuss some surprising reasons.

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