Victim entitlement to behave selfishly.

@article{Zitek2010VictimET,
  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},
  year={2010},
  volume={98 2},
  pages={
          245-55
        }
}
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… 
A Victim Who Hasn't Been Wronged Yet: Can Events in the Future Make Us Selfish in the Present?
In two experiments, the researchers expanded on previous findings by examining the behavioral effects brought about when participants were asked to imagine and then write about a potential future
Psychological Entitlement Predicts Failure to Follow Instructions
Six studies examined the relationship between psychological entitlement and not following instructions. In Study 1, more entitled individuals were more likely to ignore instructions about how to
What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to?
Abstract Research has repeatedly shown that people who are habitually sensitive towards unjust victimizations tend to behave uncooperatively and hostile under certain circumstances. But what exactly
WHO DO I HELP? AN EXPERIMENTAL EXAMINATION OF DOMINANT IDEOLOGY THREAT, GROUP MEMBERSHIP, AND PROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR
The American dream ideology (ADI) consists of working hard, taking responsibility for oneself, and being rewarded for those efforts. Therefore, the ADI precludes asking for help. The current project
Feeling Entitled to More
TLDR
Findings highlight the significance of entitlement in explaining when and why ostracism increases dishonest behavior and how to weaken this relationship.
Individuals higher in psychological entitlement respond to bad luck with anger
Abstract Three studies examined the relationship between psychological entitlement and anger in the context of bad luck. Anger is often described as an emotion that arises when a person experiences a
Beyond Deserving More
Psychological entitlement is defined as the “stable and pervasive sense that one deserves more and is entitled to more than others.” Research has shown those high in entitlement tend to behave
When do victim group members feel a moral obligation to help suffering others
In four experiments, we assessed when the salience of ingroup historical victimization will encourage a sense of moral obligation to reduce the suffering of others. Historically victimized groups
A sense of unfairness reduces charitable giving to a third-party: Evidence from behavioral and electrophysiological data
TLDR
This study is the first to demonstrate that inequity aversion reduces pro-social motivation to help innocent third party and revealed that late positivity (LPP/P300) reflected the evaluation of fairness of proposals, and could predict subsequent pro- social decisions.
Competitive victimhood as a response to accusations of ingroup harm doing.
TLDR
It is shown that the effect of accusations on competitive victimhood among high-status group members is mediated by perceived stigma reversal: the expectation that one should feel guilty for being in a high- status group.
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 69 REFERENCES
Social exclusion decreases prosocial behavior.
TLDR
Social exclusion caused a substantial reduction in prosocial behavior and the implication is that rejection temporarily interferes with emotional responses, thereby impairing the capacity for empathic understanding of others and as a result, any inclination to help or cooperate with them is undermined.
Social exclusion impairs self-regulation.
TLDR
Rejected people are capable of self-regulation but are normally disinclined to make the effort, and decrements in self- regulation can be eliminated by offering a cash incentive or increasing self-awareness.
Dispositional Sensitivity to Befallen Injustice
Dispositional Sensitivity to Befallen Injustice (SBI) is proposed as a new construct. A self-report questionnaire with four types of indicators (frequency, intensity of anger, intrusiveness of
Psychological Entitlement: Interpersonal Consequences and Validation of a Self-Report Measure
TLDR
The Psychological Entitlement Scale was found to be reliable and valid, not associated with social desirability, stable across time, and correlated negatively with two of the Big Five factors: agreeableness and emotional stability.
The Dynamics and Dangers of Entitlement
Excessive entitlement can accompany a range of other problems presented by patients encountered in psychotherapy. In its problematic form it is conceptualized here as having roots in emotional
Gratitude and Prosocial Behavior
TLDR
The ability of the emotion gratitude to shape costly prosocial behavior was examined in three studies employing interpersonal emotion inductions and requests for assistance and revealed that gratitude's ability to function as an incidental emotion dissipates if one is made aware of the true cause of the emotional state.
Asymmetrical Effects of Justice Sensitivity Perspectives on Prosocial and Antisocial Behavior
Three studies explore the effects of perspective-specific justice sensitivity on indicators of both prosocial behavior (i.e., existential guilt, solidarity, and responsibility ascriptions towards the
Remembering historical victimization: collective guilt for current ingroup transgressions.
TLDR
The authors examined the consequences of remembering historical victimization for emotional reactions to a current adversary and discussed why remembering the ingroup's past affects responses to outgroups in the present.
From power to action.
TLDR
Three experiments investigated the hypothesis that power increases an action orientation in the power holder, even in contexts where power is not directly experienced, suggesting that the experience of power leads to the performance of goal-directed behavior.
Disrespect and the experience of injustice.
  • D. Miller
  • Sociology, Medicine
    Annual review of psychology
  • 2001
This review analyzes research and theory pertaining to the psychology of injustice, using as its organizing theme the role that the perception of disrespect plays in the experience of injustice. The
...
1
2
3
4
5
...