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Psychological Entitlement: Interpersonal Consequences and Validation of a Self-Report Measure
Nine studies were conducted with the goal of developing a self-report measure of psychological entitlement and assessing its interpersonal consequences. The Psychological Entitlement Scale (PES) wasExpand
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Religious and spiritual struggles.
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Too proud to let go: narcissistic entitlement as a barrier to forgiveness.
Narcissistic entitlement impedes forgiveness in ways not captured by other robust predictors (e.g., offense severity, apology, relationship closeness, religiosity, Big Five personality factors), asExpand
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Perceptions of Humility: A Preliminary Study
Do people perceive humility as a strength or a weakness? The current study examined this question in a sample of 127 undergraduates. Contrary to common dictionary definitions of humility, which oftenExpand
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The Religious and Spiritual Struggles Scale: Development and initial validation
Many people experience struggle around religious and spiritual aspects of life, as shown in a steadily growing body of research. A need now exists for more comprehensive, reliable, conciseExpand
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The perils of outperformance: sensitivity about being the target of a threatening upward comparison.
Outperforming others, although privately satisfying, can be a source of interpersonal strain. This article presents the framework of a major form of outperformance-related distress, which we labelExpand
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Self-forgiveness versus excusing: The roles of remorse, effort, and acceptance of responsibility
Recent self-forgiveness research raises thorny issues: Are people who claim to forgive themselves merely excusing their offenses? Might it be adaptive for people to feel distress after they hurtExpand
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Guilt, discord, and alienation: the role of religious strain in depression and suicidality.
Although religion is usually portrayed as a source of comfort, individuals may also experience strain in their religious lives. Associations between religious variables and psychological distressExpand
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Forgiveness and Justice: A Research Agenda for Social and Personality Psychology
Forgiveness and related constructs (e.g., repentance, mercy, reconciliation) are ripe for study by social and personality psychologists, including those interested in justice. Current trends inExpand
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