Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://repositorio.insper.edu.br/handle/11224/4403
Type: Artigo Científico
Title: Can a leopard change its spots? The effects of implicit theories of personality on forgiveness via attributions of behavioral stability
Author: Iwai, Tatiana
Carvalho, João Vinícius de França
Publication Date: 2020
Abstract: People differ in their implicit theories about the malleability of key individual attributes. While some people hold the view that traits are fixed (entity theorists), others believe that they can be changed (incremental the orists). As these beliefs set up an interpretive framework for forming impressions and shaping attributions, they may affect victims’ responses to interpersonal transgressions. With two studies, we investigate how victims’ implicit theories of personality influence forgiveness following a transgression. Using an autobiographical narrative method, Study 1 (N = 82, college students) shows that having a fixed view of personality is associated with a lower willingness to forgive. In Study 2 (N = 181, adult workers), using a standardized hypothetical scenario of a transgression, we measure three motivations associated with forgiving: avoidance, revenge, and benevolence. Our results provide evidence that attributions of behavioral stability to the offender play a med iating role in the relationship between implicit theories and forgiveness. Having an incremental view of per sonality leads to lower attributions of behavioral stability to offenders. Such attributions in turn reduce victims’ motivations to avoid offenders and also improve positive feelings toward them. However, stability attributions do not decrease the victims’ desires to seek revenge against offenders
Keywords (english terms): implicit theories of personality
forgiveness
interpersonal transgressions
attributions of stability
mindsets
Language: Inglês
CNPq Area: Ciências Humanas
Multidisciplinar
Copyright: O INSPER E ESTE REPOSITÓRIO NÃO DETÊM OS DIREITOS DE USO E REPRODUÇÃO DOS CONTEÚDOS AQUI REGISTRADOS. É RESPONSABILIDADE DO USUÁRIO VERIFICAR OS USOS PERMITIDOS NA FONTE ORIGINAL, RESPEITANDO-SE OS DIREITOS DE AUTOR OU EDITOR.
Notes: Texto completo
Appears in Collections:Coleção de Artigos Científicos

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
R_Artigo_2020_Can a leopard change its spots_TC.pdfR_Artigo_2020_Can a leopard change its spots_TC532.13 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.