Cardiff University | Prifysgol Caerdydd ORCA
Online Research @ Cardiff 
WelshClear Cookie - decide language by browser settings

On the relationship between responsibility and guilt: antecedent appraisal or elaborated appraisal?

Berndsen, Mariëtte and Manstead, Antony Stephen Reid 2007. On the relationship between responsibility and guilt: antecedent appraisal or elaborated appraisal? European Journal of Social Psychology 37 (4) , pp. 774-792. 10.1002/ejsp.397

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Three studies are reported in which we examined the relation between responsibility and guilt. Results from Study 1 suggested that responsibility increased as a function of guilt, but that the reverse relation did not emerge. In the second and third studies we primed either responsibility or guilt and examined how these primes influenced subsequent appraisals for novel events. We also used different manipulations of responsibility and guilt. In Study 2 guilt was operationalized as negative interpersonal consequences as evidenced by the reactions of others. Responsibility was varied by manipulating the controllability of negative outcomes. In Study 3 responsibility was manipulated in terms of the severity of negative consequences for oneself. Results of both studies showed that guilt primes gave rise to perceptions of responsibility but that responsibility primes did not affect perceptions of guilt. We conclude that responsibility is best regarded as an elaborated appraisal generated by guilt, rather than an antecedent of guilt.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0046-2772
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:06
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/32793

Citation Data

Cited 27 times in Google Scholar. View in Google Scholar

Cited 21 times in Scopus. View in Scopus. Powered By Scopus® Data

Actions (repository staff only)

Edit Item Edit Item