Title

Forgive Them, Forgive Them Not: The Role of Remorse and Empathy in Interpersonal Forgiveness

Document Type

Poster

Campus where you would like to present

Ellensburg

Event Website

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source

Start Date

18-5-2020

Abstract

In this study, the independent variables of empathy and remorse were presented to participants through four hypothetical transgression scenarios using an online survey. A convenience sample of 422 participants from psychology course at a North-western university were randomly assigned to one of four conditions (1-Remorse and Empathy, 2-Remorse and No Empathy, 3-No Remorse and Empathy, and 4-No Remorse and No Empathy). Participants were prompted to select an individual from their own life to use as a basis for a hypothetical scenario which depicted a betrayal of trusted information that leads to humiliation as the information is spread beyond the trustee. Participants were then presented with a scenario outcome (ending) describing both the victim (the participant) and the transgressor’s reactions to the situation, corresponding to the participants’ assigned condition.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Mary Radeke, Tonya Buchanan, Meaghan Nolte

Department/Program

Psychology

Additional Mentoring Department

https://cwu.studentopportunitycenter.com/2020/04/forgive-them-forgive-them-not-the-role-of-remorse-and-empathy-in-interpersonal-forgiveness/

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May 18th, 12:00 PM

Forgive Them, Forgive Them Not: The Role of Remorse and Empathy in Interpersonal Forgiveness

Ellensburg

In this study, the independent variables of empathy and remorse were presented to participants through four hypothetical transgression scenarios using an online survey. A convenience sample of 422 participants from psychology course at a North-western university were randomly assigned to one of four conditions (1-Remorse and Empathy, 2-Remorse and No Empathy, 3-No Remorse and Empathy, and 4-No Remorse and No Empathy). Participants were prompted to select an individual from their own life to use as a basis for a hypothetical scenario which depicted a betrayal of trusted information that leads to humiliation as the information is spread beyond the trustee. Participants were then presented with a scenario outcome (ending) describing both the victim (the participant) and the transgressor’s reactions to the situation, corresponding to the participants’ assigned condition.

https://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2020/COTS/113