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Perspective taking in a criminal context : the effect of self-reflection & group membership of the offender on perspective taking

Ata, Y. (2013) Perspective taking in a criminal context : the effect of self-reflection & group membership of the offender on perspective taking.

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Abstract:In this study the effects of self-reflection and the offender´s group membership on participant´s willingness to take the perspective of the offender were investigated. Furthermore, it was examined to what extent participants´ motivation to control prejudiced reactions towards an out-group member influenced their willingness to take the offender´s perspective. It was expected that the degree of perspective taking would be higher for the out-group offender than for the in-group offender when reflecting on own criminal deeds. In contrast, the degree of perspective taking should be higher for the in-group offender when reflecting on own good deeds. The current study uses a 2 (self-reflection: ‘criminal deeds’ vs. ‘good deeds’) x 2 (‘in-group’ vs. ‘out-group’) between-subjects design. This study is a replication of Brouwer´s study (2014) with an additional implicit measure to enable a comparison in explicitly (survey) and implicitly measured willingness (essay) to take the perspective of an offender. Little support was found for the hypotheses, mainly because of the unexpected effect of the order in which participants of filling in the survey first and then the essay or vice versa. Hence, implications for further research are provided in the limitation and implication section of the study.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/66834
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