Victim entitlement to behave selfishly.

  title={Victim entitlement to behave selfishly.},
  author={Emily M. Zitek and Alexander H. Jordan and Benoit Monin and Frederick R Leach},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={98 2},
Three experiments demonstrated that feeling wronged leads to a sense of entitlement and to selfish behavior. In Experiment 1, participants instructed to recall a time when their lives were unfair were more likely to refuse to help the experimenter with a supplementary task than were participants who recalled a time when they were bored. In Experiment 2, the same manipulation increased intentions to engage in a number of selfish behaviors, and this effect was mediated by self-reported… CONTINUE READING

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