Unfair treatment and self-regulatory focus

  title={Unfair treatment and self-regulatory focus},
  author={Daphna Oyserman and Ayse K Uskul and Nicholas C. Yoder and Randy M. Nesse and David M. Williams},
Ample correlational evidence exists that perceived unfair treatment is negatively related to well-being, health, and goal striving but the underlying process is unclear. We hypothesized that eVects are due in part to contextual priming of prevention focus and the negative consequences of chronic prevention-focused vigilance. Indeed, reasonable responses to unfair treatment—to avoid situations in which it occurs or if this is not possible, confront it head on—Wt prevention self-regulatory focus… CONTINUE READING

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