Guilt: an interpersonal approach.

@article{Baumeister1994GuiltAI,
  title={Guilt: an interpersonal approach.},
  author={Roy F. Baumeister and Arlene M. Stillwell and Todd F. Heatherton},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1994},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={
          243-67
        }
}
Multiple sets of empirical research findings on guilt are reviewed to evaluate the view that guilt should be understood as an essentially social phenomenon that happens between people as much as it happens inside them. Guilt appears to arise from interpersonal transactions (including transgressions and positive inequities) and to vary significantly with the interpersonal context. In particular, guilt patterns appear to be strongest, most common, and most consistent in the context of communal… 

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