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Wisdom and Post-Transgression Responses: A Cognitive and Behavioural Perspective

Wisdom and Post-Transgression Responses: A Cognitive and Behavioural Perspective

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Title: Wisdom and Post-Transgression Responses: A Cognitive and Behavioural Perspective
Author: Tehrani, Amirnikan Eghbali
Abstract: Despite psychologys renewed interest in the ancient notion of wisdom, few studies have examined how wisdom influences victims post-transgression responses (PTRs). It was hypothesized that wiser (vs. low-wisdom) victims of transgressions would respond to an interpersonal transgression using more forgiveness and inhibition, and less grudge, revenge, and behavioural aggression (hypothesis 1). It was also predicted that the relation between victims wisdom and their PTRs would depend on the intent of the transgressor (unintentional, intentional) (hypothesis 2). Results (N = 137) confirmed that wisdom was associated with higher forgiveness, and lower unforgiveness. However, wisdom did not predict inhibition and behavioural aggression. In addition, the interaction between victims wisdom and transgressors intent predicted forgiveness and grudge, but not inhibition, revenge, and behavioural aggression. A reconciliation index was also predicted by wisdom directly, and by the interaction of wisdom and intent. Overall, wiser individuals appear to be more prosocial following a transgression.
Subject: Developmental psychology
Keywords: Wisdom
Wise-reasoning
Wise-functioning
Interpersonal transgressions
Interpersonal conflicts
Transgressions
Conflicts
Offense
Insult
Forgiveness
Unforgiveness
Grudge
Revenge
Inhibitory control
Inhibition
Aggression
Behavioural aggression
Self-control
Letting go
Type: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
Rights: Author owns copyright, except where explicitly noted. Please contact the author directly with licensing requests.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/34321
Supervisor: Struthers, C. Ward
Degree: MA - Master of Arts
Program: Psychology(Functional Area: Social and Personality)
Exam date: 2017-07-11
Publish on: 2018-03-01

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