Identity-Based Rejection Sensitivity

Subgroup Size

Small Group


45 minutes

External Cost


Lesson Plan


Activity created by Kris Acheson-Clair, PhD, CILMAR.


Berenson, K.R., Gyurak, A., Özlem, A., Downey, G., Garner, M.J., Mogg, K….Pine, D.S. (2009). Rejection sensitivity and disruption of attention by social threat cues. HHS Public Access, 43(6), 1064-1072.

As a result of this activity, participants will be able to: 1. Describe the phenomenon of identity-based rejection sensitivity and its consequences. 2. Analyze potential solutions that avoid self-fulfilling prophecies of rejection based on a stigmatized identity.