‘Ostracism: The Effects of Being Ignored and Excluded’

Dr. Richard Miller
Department of Psychology chair and professor, 308.865.8239

“Ostracism: The Effects of Being Ignored and Excluded” is the topic of a distinguished lecture presentation Friday, March 13, at 2:20 p.m. in the University of Nebraska at Kearney Miriam Drake Theatre.

The lecture/demonstration presentation, which will be given by Purdue University professor of psychological services Dr. Kipling Williams, is being sponsored by Phi Kappa Phi honor society, and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Williams has authored or edited eight books and published more than 80 articles and chapters on such topics as group performance, social influence, psychology and law, aggression and Internet research. His current research interest is on ostracism–being ignored and excluded.

His most recent book is: “The Social Outcast: Ostracism, Social Exclusion, Rejection and Bullying.” His lecture will include a demonstration of cyberball, a technique available for researchers who are interested in studying the effects of ostracism.