Characterological versus behavioral self-blame: inquiries into depression and rape.

@article{JanoffBulman1979CharacterologicalVB,
  title={Characterological versus behavioral self-blame: inquiries into depression and rape.},
  author={R. Janoff-Bulman},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={1979},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={
          1798-809
        }
}
  • R. Janoff-Bulman
  • Published 1979
  • Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
Two types of self-blame--behavioral and characterological--are distinguished. Behavioral self-blame is control related, involves attributions to a modifiable source (one's behavior), and is associated with a belief in the future avoidability of a negative outcome. Characterological self-blame is esteem related, involves attributions to a relatively nonmodifiable source (one's character), and is associated with a belief in personal deservingness for past negative outcomes. Two studies are… Expand
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