Immunological effects of induced shame and guilt.

  title={Immunological effects of induced shame and guilt.},
  author={Sally S. Dickerson and Margaret E. Kemeny and Najib Aziz and Kevin H. Kim and John L. Fahey},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  volume={66 1},
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… CONTINUE READING