|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...
|Facial Mimicry Versus Perspective-Taking: Decoding Instructional Sets As Empathy-Inducing Strategies
||Much of human interaction and communication comprises verbal and nonverbal information. While verbal communication contains important lexical information, research has shown that nonverbal communication is often more important to the success of an in...
|Relationship Protection Against Attractive Alternatives
||The current study investigated whether a strategy shown to enhance closeness between close others – capitalization of positive events – might reduce the influence of attractive alternative partners on perceptions of commitment and willingness to acco...