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|Title:||Deservingness, liking relations, schadenfreude, and other discrete emotions in the context of the outcomes of plagiarism|
|Citation:||Australian Journal of Psychology, 2014; 66(1):18-27|
|Norman T. Feather and Ian R. McKee|
|Abstract:||This study investigated effects of like/dislike relations on schadenfreude and other discrete emotions in the context of plagiarism. The predicted emotions were derived from a structural analysis of how the appraisal of deservingness affects emotional reactions to positive or negative outcomes for self or other. One hundred forty-six undergraduate participants responded to scenarios in which either hypothetical self or other (a classmate) plagiarised information from the internet for a class assignment and either received a high grade (undeserved outcome) or a penalty (deserved outcome). Hypothetical self was represented as either high or low in self-esteem, other as liked or disliked. As predicted, liking relations moderated perceived deservingness. Schadenfreude (or pleasure) occurred when the disliked classmate received a deserved penalty for detected plagiarism but not when he/she suffered an undeserved positive outcome. This difference was reversed for the emotion of disappointment. Effects on other discrete emotions such as guilt and resentment are also reported.|
|Keywords:||deservingness; disappointment; schadenfreude; self-conscious emotions; plagiarism|
|Rights:||© 2013 The Australian Psychological Society|
|Appears in Collections:||Aurora harvest 8|
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