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High self-control predicts good adjustment, less pathology, better grades, and interpersonal success.
TLDR
Tests for curvilinearity failed to indicate any drawbacks of so-called overcontrol, and the positive effects remained after controlling for social desirability, so low self-control is a significant risk factor for a broad range of personal and interpersonal problems.
Shame and Guilt
What Is So Important about Shame and Guilt? What Is the Difference between Shame and Guilt? Assessing Shame and Guilt. Our "Intrapersonal" Relationship: The Self in Shame and Guilt. Moral Emotions
Moral emotions and moral behavior.
TLDR
This chapter reviews current theory and research on moral emotions and focuses on a triad of negatively valenced "self-conscious" emotions-shame, guilt, and embarrassment.
Moral affect: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
  • J. Tangney
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 October 1991
TLDR
Results indicate that shame and guilt are distinct affective experiences that have important and quite different implications in the interpersonal realm, and suggest that guilt may not be that bad after all, at least at the interpersonal domain.
Humility : Theoretical perspectives, empirical findings and directions for future research
Humility is a neglected virtue in the social and psychological sciences. Virtually no empirical research directly has addressed this long-revered construct. In this article, contrasting conceptions
Assessing individual differences in proneness to shame and guilt: development of the Self-Conscious Affect and Attribution Inventory.
  • J. Tangney
  • Medicine
    Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1990
TLDR
The SCAAI appears to provide related but functionally distinct indices of proneness to shame and guilt in a way that these previous measures have not.
Conceptual and methodological issues in the assessment of shame and guilt.
  • J. Tangney
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Behaviour research and therapy
  • 1 September 1996
TLDR
The current status of the assessment of these long-neglected emotions is described, highlighting both conceptual and methodological issues that arise in the measurement of shame and guilt.
Proneness to shame, proneness to guilt, and psychopathology.
TLDR
Results failed to support Lewis's (1971) notion that shame and guilt are differentially related to unique symptom clusters, and shame accounted for substantial variance in depression, above and beyond attributional style.
Shamed into anger? The relation of shame and guilt to anger and self-reported aggression.
TLDR
Proneness to "shame-free" guilt was inversely related to externalization of blame and some indices of anger, hostility, and resentment, and shame-proneness was consistently correlated with anger arousal, suspiciousness, resentment, irritability, and indirect expressions of hostility.
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