Psychology Today, one of the nation’s leading publications in the field, recently reported on a study conducted by LIU Brooklyn researchers about whether having a fear of rejection ends up pushing other people away, creating “a self-perpetuating cycle of negative relational outcomes”

The LIU team was co-led by Dr. Kevin Meehan and Dr. Nicole M. Cain, both are Associate Professors in the Department of Psychology and the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology.

The article describes the study, as well as its conclusions, including the fact that by realizing these behaviors in themselves people can adopt strategies to build better, more fulfilling relationships.