Even Strangers Can Make You Feel Left Out

MONDAY, Jan. 30 (HealthDay News) — The need for a connection to other people is so powerful that being ignored by a stranger can make someone feel left out, according to a new study.

People need to feel they are part of a group or connected to others in order to be happy, the researchers explained. This sense of belonging can come from joining a club, a friendly neighbor or — as this study reveals — even eye contact from a stranger.

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Categories: Psychology, Research

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