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   2011, Vol. 19 Issue (2) : 224-232     DOI:
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Emotional Reactions to Historical Injustice Events: Collective Guilt
SHI Wei;YAN Xian-Yang;LIU Jie
(1 School of Culture and Social Development Studies; 2 Library;
3 Center of Studies for Psychology and Social management, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China)
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Abstract  Collective guilt can be conceptualized as guilt that is experienced as a consequence of belonging to a group which has done wrongdoing to the other groups, even though the personal self was clearly uninvolved in the harmful actions. It is a self-focus emotion. Some cognitive factors will affect the group-based guilt, such as in-group responsibility, legitimacy appraisal, perceived difficulty of making restitutions, the personal value priorities and national identity will produce the individual difference in collective guilt. Group-based guilt can facilitate apologies and restitutions to the victimized group. There are ample opportunities to develop whether people can experience collective guilt for present-day behavior that harms in-group members in the future, and the other emotions will integrate with collective guilt in intergroup reconciliation.
Keywords collective guilt      national identity      apology      restitution     
Corresponding Authors: SHI Wei   
Issue Date: 15 February 2011
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SHI Wei,YAN Xian-Yang,LIU Jie. Emotional Reactions to Historical Injustice Events: Collective Guilt[J]. , 2011, 19(2): 224-232.
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