|The Effects of a Laughter Manipulation on Rumination Regarding an Interpersonal Transgression in Close Relationships
||Given the likelihood that most people will experience a transgression in the context of a close relationship at some point in their lives, forgiveness is a construct with great potential for influencing individuals’ quality of life. This study exami...
|Attractiveness Stereotype, Severity of Illness, and Perceptions of a Child Target: Does Cancer Induce Unique Attributional Judgments?
||Given that previous research provides conflicting evidence regarding perceptions of a target with cancer, the current study aimed to identify whether severity of this illness drives perceptions or if the diagnosis of cancer holds unique stereotypes i...
|How Do We Forgive?: An Empirical Framework for the Underlying Processes of Overcoming Interpersonal Betrayal
||Few studies have empirically examined the underlying processes of forgiveness. Perspective-taking has been depicted as an important precursor to forgiveness, specifically by means of empathic responding toward the offender (e.g., McCullough, Worthing...
|The Effects of Sexualized versus Performance Images of Female Athletes on Self-objectification
||Self-objectification theory (SO) suggests that through the internalization of societal standards of beauty, women begin to view themselves as objects for the purpose of others’ gratification rather than a person with physical capabilities. The prese...