Guilt and Compulsive Washing: Experimental Tests of Interrelationships


Recent evidence suggests a potentially important relationship between guilt and compulsive washing. The present studies sought to clarify this relationship. In Study 1, we examined whether washing reduced guilt. Following guilt induction, 132 non-clinical participants were randomized to one of three conditions: hand-wiping, straightening of clutter, or a… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10608-011-9359-x


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@article{Cougle2011GuiltAC, title={Guilt and Compulsive Washing: Experimental Tests of Interrelationships}, author={Jesse R. Cougle and Amy R. Goetz and Kirsten A. Hawkins and Kristin E. Fitch}, journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research}, year={2011}, volume={36}, pages={358-366} }