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dc.contributor.authorDavis, Adriana April
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-06T17:15:44Z
dc.date.available2019-05-06T17:15:44Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10294/8774
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology, University of Regina. 47 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractGuilt is a behaviour-focused emotion often associated with interpersonal transgressions that generally produce a reparative response (i.e., apologizing). Accessibility and automaticity of coping strategies and guilt reduction interventions often depend on whether guilt is presented as a state or a trait. Self-Compassion may be a tool for reducing the negative effects of guilt, however little research exists on the effects of state guilt on one's self-compassion. To assess the potential impact of state guilt on state self-compassion and self-criticism, 55 first- and second-year psychology students from the University of Regina Participant Pool completed the trait Self-Compassion Scale (SCS) and the Levels of Self-Criticism Scale (LOSC) before being randomly assigned to either guilt induction (n = 29) or no guilt induction (n = 26) conditions. After completing an autobiographical recall task that served as the guilt induction, all participants completed the LOSC a second time. The effectiveness of the guilt induction task was measured using a manipulation check. I predicted that state self-compassion would be higher and that self-criticism would be lower when guilt is induced for those higher in trait self-compassion. Guilt did not influence state self-compassion depending on one's level of trait self-compassion. However, as in previous studies, individuals higher in trait self-compassion were lower in self-criticism. A possible contributor to the absence of differences between the guilt induction and no guilt induction conditions may have been a result of small sample size and an ineffective guilt induction task since participants frequently reported feelings of regret and disappointment more than guilt.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Arts, University of Reginaen_US
dc.subjectGuilten_US
dc.subjectEmotion-focused therapyen_US
dc.subjectCompassion -- Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.subjectCriticism--Psychological aspectsen_US
dc.titleExploring the impact of induced guilt on self-reported self-compassion and self-criticismen_US
dc.title.alternativeImpact of induced guilt on self-compassionen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.authorstatusStudenten_US
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