Predictors of Social Estrangements

EvoS Journal: The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium
Volume 9, Issue 1, 2021-2022

Predictors of Social Estrangements

Sung, A., Geher, G., & Wice, M.

Human connection plays a significant role in an individual’s life. Belonging is one of the key components of living a successful life. With that being said, humans are programmed to prevent being exploited by others. This study examines what characteristics an individual may have that lead to having a high number of social estrangements. The hypothesis of this study was that if impulsivity, borderline tendencies, risk-taking, and fast life history strategy were all present in an individual’s personality, then this would lead to a higher number of estrangements in that individual’s life. Using a sample of 413 participants, it was found that the hypothesis was partially supported. The more borderline tendencies someone had, the more estrangements he or she had in life.


How to cite this article:
Sung, A., Geher, G., & Wice, M. (2021). Predictors of social estrangements. The Journal of the Evolutionary Studies Consortium9(1), 14-24.