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dc.contributor.authorWenzel, Michael
dc.contributor.authorOkimoto, Tyler Gene
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-20T02:57:45Z
dc.date.available2015-07-20T02:57:45Z
dc.date.issued2015-05-27
dc.identifier.citationWenzel, M. and Okimoto, T.G., 2015. “We forgive”: A group’s act of forgiveness and its restorative effects on members’ feelings of justice and sentiments towards the offender group. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430215586274en
dc.identifier.issn1461-7188
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35449
dc.descriptionArticle supplied in accordance with publisher policy.en
dc.description.abstractAlthough typically conceptualized as a reconciliation outcome, we propose that intergroup forgiveness can also be construed as a decision or course of action that advances justice and positive intergroup sentiments among members of the victimized group. However, the process through which this occurs depends on the perceived differentiation between the groups. Following intergroup transgressions staged in the laboratory (Study 1) or reported in news article scenarios (Study 2), participants whose victimized ingroup expressed forgiveness perceived less injustice than those whose group did not forgive, which indirectly improved intergroup sentiments. Among high ingroup identifiers and in victim groups with low relative status (i.e., more salient intergroup boundaries), forgiveness diminished feelings of injustice by reducing the perceived threat to the ingroup’s status/power. In contrast, among low ingroup identifiers and in groups with high relative status, forgiveness diminished feelings of injustice by reducing the perceived threat to collectively shared values.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by a grant from the Australian Research Council, DP130101598.en
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dc.publisherSAGE Publicationsen
dc.relationhttp://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP130101598en
dc.rightshttps://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/copyright-and-permissionsen
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectForgivenessen
dc.subjectReconciliationen
dc.title"We forgive": A group's act of forgiveness and its restorative effects on members' feelings of justice and sentiments towards the offender groupen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.relation.grantnumberARC/DP130101598en
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1368430215586274en
dc.rights.holder© The Author(s) 2015en


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