Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/147117
Title: DOES INDUCING EMPATHY TOWARDS A TRANSGRESSOR INFLUENCE THE ATTRIBUTION OF BLAME?
Authors: AMANDA LEE JIEYING
Keywords: empathy, transgressor, blame, judgment
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2018
Citation: AMANDA LEE JIEYING (2018-04-13). DOES INDUCING EMPATHY TOWARDS A TRANSGRESSOR INFLUENCE THE ATTRIBUTION OF BLAME?. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Empathy has been found to reduce the attribution of blame on victims and, to a small extent, transgressors (Kogut, 2011; Anastasia & Costa, 2004; Haegerich & Bottoms, 2000). In this study, we investigated if this effect of empathy for transgressors is modified by the character profile of the transgressor. To investigate this, a 2 × 3 between-participants design was conducted, where empathy and character profiles were manipulated, and blame judgments were measured. Results of this study revealed that empathy and character profiles had no effect on blame judgments. These findings suggest that blame judgments may be more objective than we perceive them to be, and that moral principles serve to guide blame judgments more than emotions.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/147117
Appears in Collections:Bachelor's Theses (Restricted)

Show full item record
Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormatAccess SettingsVersion 
A0129768L_20180413115042_0.pdf282.78 kBAdobe PDF

RESTRICTED

NoneLog In

Page view(s)

2
checked on Sep 20, 2018

Download(s)

2
checked on Sep 20, 2018

Google ScholarTM

Check


Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.