Immunological Effects of Induced Shame and Guilt

@article{Dickerson2004ImmunologicalEO,
  title={Immunological Effects of Induced Shame and Guilt},
  author={Sally S. Dickerson and M. Kemeny and N. Aziz and K. H. Kim and J. Fahey},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={124-131}
}
  • Sally S. Dickerson, M. Kemeny, +2 authors J. Fahey
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective To determine if inducing self-blame would lead to increases in shame and guilt as well as increases in proinflammatory cytokine activity and cortisol. Based on previous research and theory, it was hypothesized that induced shame would be specifically associated with elevations in proinflammatory cytokine activity. Materials and Methods Healthy participants were randomly assigned to write about traumatic experiences in which they blamed themselves (N = 31) or neutral experiences (N… CONTINUE READING
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