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Can an apology prove useful for reducing the doubts of EU-nationals after Brexit?

Bašić, D. (2019) Can an apology prove useful for reducing the doubts of EU-nationals after Brexit?

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Abstract:This study aimed to replicate and expand upon the work of Giner-Sorolla et al. (forthcoming) with several alterations. The main aim was to investigate a model where expressed emotions in a group-based apology incline the victim to draw inferences about suffering and responsibility taking by the perpetrator, which on their turn led the victim to draw inferences about perceived sincerity of the apology. Higher perceived sincerity was expected to lead to more positive reactions. To test the model, the context of Brexit was used which has caused harm among EU nationals in the UK. Dutch citizens were given apologetic expressions uttered by Britons where emotion terms where varied alongside appraisals. Results showed partial support for the model but not the expected differences between the emotional expressions. No associations were found between perceived humanness of the perpetrator and evaluative responses. Further research is recommended to verify these findings.
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/77382
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