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Moral masochism: on the connection between guilt and self-punishment.

dc.contributor.author Inbar, Y
dc.contributor.author Pizarro, DA
dc.contributor.author Gilovich, T
dc.contributor.author Ariely, D
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-11T17:04:42Z
dc.date.issued 2013-02
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22985340
dc.identifier 2012-25093-001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/6374
dc.description.abstract Do people sometimes seek to atone for their transgressions by harming themselves physically? The current results suggest that they do. People who wrote about a past guilt-inducing event inflicted more intense electric shocks on themselves than did those who wrote about feeling sad or about a neutral event. Moreover, the stronger the shocks that guilty participants administered to themselves, the more their feelings of guilt were alleviated. We discuss how this method of atonement relates to other methods examined in previous research.
dc.language eng
dc.relation.ispartof Emotion
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1037/a0029749
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Depression
dc.subject Electroshock
dc.subject Emotions
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Guilt
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Masochism
dc.subject Morals
dc.subject Punishment
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.title Moral masochism: on the connection between guilt and self-punishment.
dc.type Journal article
duke.description.issue 1
duke.description.volume 13
dc.relation.journal Emotion
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22985340
pubs.begin-page 14
pubs.end-page 18
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group Duke
pubs.organisational-group Economics
pubs.organisational-group Fuqua School of Business
pubs.organisational-group Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy
pubs.organisational-group Sanford School of Public Policy - Secondary Group
pubs.organisational-group School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 13
dc.identifier.eissn 1931-1516


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