publication . Article . 2018

The social side of shame: approach versus withdrawal

Hooge, De, Ilona E.; Breugelmans, Seger M.; Wagemans, Fieke M.A.; Zeelenberg, Marcel;
Open Access English
  • Published: 05 Jan 2018
  • Country: Netherlands
Abstract
At present, the consequences and functions of experiences of shame are not yet well understood. Whereas psychology literature typically portrays shame as being bad for social relations, motivating social avoidance and withdrawal, there are recent indications that shame can be reinterpreted as having clear social tendencies in the form of motivating approach and social affiliation. Yet, until now, no research has ever put these alternative interpretations of shame-motivated behaviours directly to the test. The present paper presents such a test by studying the extent to which shame motivates a preference for social withdrawal versus a preference for social approa...
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free text keywords: Shame, interpersonal behaviour, approach behaviour, social withdrawal, guilt, EMOTION, BEHAVIOR, Experimental and Cognitive Psychology, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous), Leerstoelgroep Marktkunde en consumentengedrag, Marktkunde en Consumentengedrag, WASS, Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Social relation, Psychology, Social psychology
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