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How voluntariness of apologies affects actual and hypothetical victims' perceptions of the offender.
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PMID:  23057192     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Apologies are important in social interactions. Study 1 investigated participants' reactions after being insulted by a confederate and receiving no apology, a voluntary apology, a coerced apology with consequences (i.e., explicitly coerced apology), or a coerced apology without consequences (i.e., implicitly coerced apology). Receiving any apology produced more positive perceptions of the offender and less serious recommended punishments than no apology. Study 2 replicated Study 1, except participants read about the insult and imagined being a victim (instead of being an actual victim as in Study 1). Actual victims distinguished between types of apologies while hypothetical victims did not. Results have implications for court-ordered apologies.
Authors:
Alayna Jehle; Monica K Miller; Markus Kemmelmeier; Jonathan Maskaly
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of social psychology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0022-4545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Psychol     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376372     Medline TA:  J Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  727-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
R&D Strategic Solutions, New York, NY 10019, USA. alaynajehle@yahoo.com
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