Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading  Processing Request

What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to?

Item request has been placed! ×
Item request cannot be made. ×
loading   Processing Request
  • Author(s): Gollwitzer, Mario a, ⁎; Rothmund, Tobias b
  • Source:
    In Journal of Research in Personality 2011 45(5):448-455
  • Publication Information:
    Elsevier Inc.
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Affiliation:
      a Philipps University Marburg, Department of Psychology, Gutenbergstraße 18, 35032 Marburg, Germany
      b University of Koblenz-Landau, Department of Psychology, Fortstraße 7, 76829 Landau, Germany
    • Keywords:
      Antisocial behavior
      Cooperation
      Social dilemmas
      Equity with the world
      Fear of being exploited
      Justice sensitivity
    • Abstract:
      Research has repeatedly shown that people who are habitually sensitive towards unjust victimizations tend to behave uncooperatively and hostile under certain circumstances. But what exactly is the underlying motivation for such uncooperativeness? One explanation is that victim-sensitive individuals behave uncooperatively in order to retribute fateful disadvantages in the past; an alternative explanation is that victim-sensitive individuals behave uncooperatively in order to avoid being exploited in the future. Two experimental studies are presented in which participants were confronted with an unfavorable outcome that was either due to bad luck or to another person’s mean intentions. Findings from both studies suggest that victim-sensitive individuals are specifically sensitive towards mean intentions, but not to fateful disadvantages in general.
    • ISSN:
      0092-6566
    • Accession Number:
      10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.003
    • Accession Number:
      S0092656611000924
    • Copyright:
      Copyright @ 2011 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GOLLWITZER, M.; ROTHMUND, T. What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to? Journal of Research in Personality, [s. l.], v. 45, n. 5, p. 448–455, 2011. DOI 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.003. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S0092656611000924. Acesso em: 19 out. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Gollwitzer M, Rothmund T. What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to? Journal of Research in Personality. 2011;45(5):448-455. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.003
    • APA:
      Gollwitzer, M., & Rothmund, T. (2011). What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to? Journal of Research in Personality, 45(5), 448–455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.003
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Gollwitzer, Mario, and Tobias Rothmund. 2011. “What Exactly Are Victim-Sensitive Persons Sensitive To?” Journal of Research in Personality 45 (5): 448–55. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.003.
    • Harvard:
      Gollwitzer, M. and Rothmund, T. (2011) ‘What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to?’, Journal of Research in Personality, 45(5), pp. 448–455. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.003.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Gollwitzer, M & Rothmund, T 2011, ‘What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to?’, Journal of Research in Personality, vol. 45, no. 5, pp. 448–455, viewed 19 October 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Gollwitzer, Mario, and Tobias Rothmund. “What Exactly Are Victim-Sensitive Persons Sensitive To?” Journal of Research in Personality, vol. 45, no. 5, Jan. 2011, pp. 448–455. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.003.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Gollwitzer, Mario, and Tobias Rothmund. “What Exactly Are Victim-Sensitive Persons Sensitive To?” Journal of Research in Personality 45, no. 5 (January 1, 2011): 448–55. doi:10.1016/j.jrp.2011.05.003.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Gollwitzer M, Rothmund T. What exactly are victim-sensitive persons sensitive to? Journal of Research in Personality [Internet]. 2011 Jan 1 [cited 2020 Oct 19];45(5):448–55. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edselp&AN=S0092656611000924