The Approach and Avoidance Function of Guilt and Shame Emotions : Comparing Reactions to Self-Caused and Other-Caused Wrongdoing

@inproceedings{Schmader2006TheAA,
  title={The Approach and Avoidance Function of Guilt and Shame Emotions : Comparing Reactions to Self-Caused and Other-Caused Wrongdoing},
  author={Toni Schmader and Brian Lickel},
  year={2006}
}
Although theory suggests that guilt motivates approach tendencies and shame motivates avoidance tendencies, research has not always supported these relationships. The present study examined the degree to which shame and guilt are uniquely predictive of avoidance and approach motives, respectively, for both self-caused and other-caused wrongdoings. Results revealed that shame and guilt are more highly correlated for self-caused compared to other-caused wrongdoings. This greater blending of shame… CONTINUE READING

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