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Ingroup Transgressions Provoke Collective Shame and Ingroup Hostility

Poster Session VIII - Board: VIII-048
Sunday, May 24, 2009, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Golden Gate Exhibit Hall

Paul K. Piff
University of California, Berkeley

Andres G. Martinez
University of California, Berkeley

Dacher Keltner
University of California, Berkeley

Three experiments showed that ingroup transgressions induce feelings of collective shame, but not collective guilt, and provoke hostility toward the ingroup. Mediational analyses indicated that collective shame is the mechanism underlying the link between ingroup transgressions and ingroup hostility.

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