The other side of perspective taking: Transgression ambiguity and victims' revenge against their offender

Okimoto, Tyler G. and Wenzel, Michael (2011) The other side of perspective taking: Transgression ambiguity and victims' revenge against their offender. Social Psychological & Personality Science, 2 4: 373-378. doi:10.1177/1948550610393032


Author Okimoto, Tyler G.
Wenzel, Michael
Title The other side of perspective taking: Transgression ambiguity and victims' revenge against their offender
Journal name Social Psychological & Personality Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1948-5506
Publication date 2011-07-01
Year available 2010
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1948550610393032
Volume 2
Issue 4
Start page 373
End page 378
Total pages 6
Place of publication United States
Publisher Sage Publications, Inc.
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Abstract The current investigation examined the untested effects of perspective taking on revenge. After taking the perspective of their offender (or not), victims of an experimentally induced injustice were given the opportunity to exact revenge. When the violation was ambiguous, perspective taking resulted in favorable attribution biases and reduced revenge. In contrast, perspective taking increased desires for revenge when the violation was clear. Both effects were apparent only for victims with a high interdependent self-construal, suggesting that they are motivated by the desire to condemn moral threats to one’s social self-concept, either by attributing the offender’s immoral actions to an external cause (decreased revenge) or taking a stand against the offender’s immorality (increased revenge).
Keyword Perspective taking
Offender
Revenge
Retribution
Morality
Identity
Empathy
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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