The self-regulatory role of anticipated group-based shame and guilt in inhibiting in-group favoritism
Article first published online: 31 AUG 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
European Journal of Social Psychology
Volume 43, Issue 6, pages 493–504, October 2013
How to Cite
Shepherd, L., Spears, R. and Manstead, A. S. (2013), The self-regulatory role of anticipated group-based shame and guilt in inhibiting in-group favoritism. Eur. J. Soc. Psychol., 43: 493–504. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.1971
- Issue published online: 16 SEP 2013
- Article first published online: 31 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 17 JUN 2013
- Manuscript Revised: 8 MAY 2013
- Manuscript Received: 7 JAN 2013
- Economic and Social Research Council. Grant Number: ES/F020074/1
In three studies, we examined whether the anticipation of group-based guilt and shame inhibits in-group favoritism. In Studies 1 and 2, anticipated group-based shame negatively predicted in-group favoritism; in neither study did anticipated group-based guilt uniquely predict in-group favoritism. In Study 3, we orthogonally manipulated anticipated group-based shame and guilt. Here, we found that the shame (but not the guilt) manipulation had a significant inhibitory effect on in-group favoritism. Anticipated group-based shame (but not guilt) promotes egalitarian intergroup behavior. Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.